Preternatural meaning

prētər-năchər-əl, -năchrəl
Surpassing what is normal or usual; extraordinary.
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Differing from or beyond what is normally found in or expected from nature; abnormal.

Preternatural strength.

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Beyond or different from what is natural or according to the regular course of things; strange; inexplicable; extraordinary; abnormal.
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(dated) Having an existence outside of the natural world.
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Transcending the natural or material order; supernatural.
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Origin of preternatural

  • Medieval Latin praeternātūrālis from Latin praeter nātūrām beyond nature praeter beyond preterite nātūra nature nature

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin preternaturalis/praeternaturalis, from praeter nātÅ«ram, from praeter (“beyond") + nātÅ«ra (“nature"); compare supernatural.

    From Wiktionary