pre·ter·nat·u·ral (prē′tər-năchər-əl, -năchrəl)
1. Surpassing what is normal or usual; extraordinary: "Below his preternatural affability there is some acid and steel" (George F. Will).
2. Transcending the natural or material order; supernatural.
[Medieval Latin praeternātūrālis, from Latin praeter nātūrām, beyond nature : praeter, beyond; see PRETERITE + nātūra, nature; see NATURE.]
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