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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pre·ter·nat·u·ral /ˌpritɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·ter·nat·u·ral a.  Beyond of different from what is natural, or according to the regular course of things, but not clearly supernatural or miraculous; strange; inexplicable; extraordinary; uncommon; irregular; abnormal; as, a preternatural appearance; a preternatural stillness; a preternatural presentation (in childbirth) or labor.
    This vile and preternatural temper of mind.   --South.
 Syn: -- See Supernatural.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: surpassing the ordinary or normal; "Beyond his preternatural
             affability there is some acid and some steel"- George
      2: existing outside of or not in accordance with nature; "find
         transcendental motives for sublunary action"-Aldous Huxley
         [syn: nonnatural, otherworldly, transcendental]