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Definition of table-turning in English:


[mass noun]
A process or phenomenon in which a table is turned or moved supposedly by spiritual agency acting through a group of people who have placed their hands on its surface.
Example sentences
  • He used this principle of expectant attention to account for the phenomena of dowsing, movements of the exploring pendulum, and the then current fad among spiritualists, table-turning.
  • Table-turning was even more successful in France, with its tradition of mesmerism and animal magnetism.
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