Definition of morphic resonance in English:

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morphic resonance

Pronunciation: /ˌmôrfik ˈrezənəns/

noun

(According to the theory developed by Rupert Sheldrake, British biologist 1942-) a paranormal influence by which a pattern of events or behavior can facilitate subsequent occurrences of similar patterns.
Example sentences
  • What the rest of the scientific world terms lawfulness - the tendency of things to follow patterns we call laws of nature - Sheldrake calls morphic resonance.
  • I think that this is a strategy that Sheldrake believes will help give readers the impression that the most plausible explanations are his own, which support his theory of morphic resonance.
  • But once the chemical has crystallized, subsequent attempts to crystallize it in other places will be influenced by morphic resonance from the first crystals.

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Syllabification: mor·phic res·o·nance

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