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magic

noun [U]  /ˈmædʒ·ɪk/ us  

magic noun [U] (IMAGINARY POWER)

(esp. in stories for children) the use of special powers to make things happen that would usually be impossible: a tale of witchcraft and magic Magic is also the skill of performing tricks to entertain people, such as making things seem to appear and disappear, or the tricks performed: My daughter loves doing magic.

magic noun [U] (SPECIAL QUALITY)

a special, exciting quality that makes something or someone different and better than others: As an actress, she has lost none of her magic, and she still is thrilling to watch.
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