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superstition

noun [C/U]  /ˌsu·pərˈstɪʃ·ən/ us  
a belief that is not based on reason or scientific thinking and that explains the causes for events in ways that are connected to magic: [C] Do you have any superstitions about cutting your hair?
superstitious
adjective  /ˌsu·pərˈstɪʃ·əs/ us  
Superstitious baseball players will wear the same shirt every day when they are on a hitting streak.
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