Definition of “superstition” - English Dictionary

“superstition” in British English

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superstitionnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌsuː.pəˈstɪʃ.ən/ us /ˌsuː.pɚˈstɪʃ.ən/

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.

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

“superstition” in American English

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superstitionnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˌsu·pərˈstɪʃ·ən/

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 us /ˌsu·pərˈstɪʃ·əs/

Superstitious baseball players will wear the same shirt every day when they are on a hitting streak.

(Definition of “superstition” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)