thaumaturgy


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thau·ma·tur·gy

 (thô′mə-tûr′jē)
n.
The working of miracles or magic feats.

thau′ma·tur′gic, thau′ma·tur′gi·cal adj.

thau•ma•tur•gy

(ˈθɔ məˌtɜr dʒi)

n.
the working of miracles; magic.
[1720–30; < Greek thaumatourgía]
thau`ma•tur′gic

adj.

thaumaturgy

the working of wonders or miracles; magie. — thaumaturgist, thaumaturge, thaumaturgus, n. — thaumaturgic, thaumaturgical, adj.
See also: Miracles
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thaumaturgy - any art that invokes supernatural powersthaumaturgy - any art that invokes supernatural powers
supernaturalism - a belief in forces beyond ordinary human understanding
juju - the power associated with a juju
mojo - a magic power or magic spell
conjuring, conjury, conjuration, invocation - calling up a spirit or devil
black art, black magic, necromancy, sorcery - the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world
white magic - magic used only for good purposes
2.thaumaturgy - an illusory featthaumaturgy - an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
performance - the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment; "we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal"; "an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto"
card trick - a trick performed with playing cards
prestidigitation, sleight of hand - manual dexterity in the execution of tricks

thaumaturgy

noun
The use of supernatural powers to influence or predict events:
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It all smacks of witchcraft, or thaumaturgy, or something.
Yet whereas Reygadas's movie, every frame imbued with rapture, treats its divine intervention solemnly, Lourdes views thaumaturgy as a manifestation of both the sublime and the absurd.
Stewart talks about a "neighbour of ours, an old man, who has for many years been a dabbler in occult philosophy and thaumaturgy [who] will have you believe that at this season in each and every dust whirlwind on land and spindrift column at sea there is present an invisible spirit of evil [.
And orthopedic thaumaturgy would certainly count as a miracle.