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superstition

noun [C or U] uk   /ˌsuː.pəˈstɪʃ.ən/ us    /-pɚ-/
belief that is not based on human reason or scientific knowledge, but is connected with old ideas about magic, etc.: According to superstition, if you walk under a ladder it brings you bad luck. I don't believe in the old superstition that the number 13 is unlucky.
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