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English definition of “crystal ball”

crystal ball

noun [C usually singular]    
a transparent glass ball used by someone who says they can discover what will happen to you in the future by looking into it: Looking into the crystal ball , it's safe to say that interest rates will rise next year .Predicting things and intuitionThe supernatural - general words
(Definition of crystal ball noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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