superstition: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (s"pur-stish'un), [key]
— n.
  1. a belief or notion, not based on reason or knowledge, in or of the ominous significance of a particular thing, circumstance, occurrence, proceeding, or the like.
  2. a system or collection of such beliefs.
  3. a custom or act based on such a belief.
  4. irrational fear of what is unknown or mysterious, esp. in connection with religion.
  5. any blindly accepted belief or notion.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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