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The preternatural or praeternatural labels things or events which appear outside (Latin praeter) the bounds of nature as currently understood. One could consider that such matters belong in science's "too-difficult" basket.

The supernatural forms a sub-set of the preternatural, and assumes higher or mysterious powers.

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