Definition of “divination” - English Dictionary


“divination” in English

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divinationnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌdɪv.ɪˈneɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌdɪv.əˈneɪ.ʃən/

Examples from literature

  • Another form of divination which they employ for the same purpose is to put the question to the ghost, while two men hold a bow which belonged to him and to which some personal articles of his are attached. 
  • He is supposed to have been well versed in the arts of divination and astrology, and was the origin of the Persian magi. 
  • If the woman had no such dream, it fell to the father or the relatives to determine the name by divination or by consulting a wizard. 
  • It needed little divination on her part to guess what the words might have been. 
  • Visitors are there in plenty, but their object is to "get luck," and the business of religion has become transformed into divination and spiritual gambling. 

(Definition of “divination” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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