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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Magic  \Mag"ic\,  Magical  \Mag"ic*al\,  a.  [L.  magicus  Gr  ?,  fr 
  ?:  cf  F.  magique  See  {Magi}.] 
  1.  Pertaining  to  the  hidden  wisdom  supposed  to  be  possessed 
  by  the  Magi;  relating  to  the  occult  powers  of  nature,  and 
  the  producing  of  effects  by  their  agency. 
 
  2.  Performed  by  or  proceeding  from  occult  and  superhuman 
  agencies;  done  by  or  seemingly  done  by  enchantment  or 
  sorcery.  Hence:  Seemingly  requiring  more  than  human  power; 
  imposing  or  startling  in  performance;  producing  effects 
  which  seem  supernatural  or  very  extraordinary;  having 
  extraordinary  properties;  as  a  magic  lantern;  a  magic 
  square  or  circle. 
 
  The  painter's  magic  skill.  --Cowper. 
 
  Note:  Although  with  certain  words  magic  is  used  more  than 
  magical,  --  as  magic  circle,  magic  square,  magic  wand, 
  --  we  may  in  general  say  magic  or  magical;  as  a  magic 
  or  magical  effect;  a  magic  or  magical  influence,  etc 
  But  when  the  adjective  is  predicative,  magical,  and  not 
  magic,  is  used  as  the  effect  was  magical. 
 
  {Magic  circle},  a  series  of  concentric  circles  containing  the 
  numbers  12  to  75  in  eight  radii,  and  having  somewhat 
  similar  properties  to  the  magic  square. 
 
  {Magic  humming  bird}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  Mexican  humming  bird 
  ({Iache  magica}),  having  white  downy  thing  tufts. 
 
  {Magic  lantern}.  See  {Lantern}. 
 
  {Magic  square},  numbers  so  disposed  in  parallel  and  equal 
  rows  in  the  form  of  a  square,  that  each  row,  taken 
  vertically,  horizontally,  or  diagonally,  shall  give  the 
  same  sum,  the  same  product,  or  an  harmonical  series, 
  according  as  the  numbers  taken  are  in  arithmetical, 
  geometrical,  or  harmonical  progression. 
 
  {Magic  wand},  a  wand  used  by  a  magician  in  performing  feats 
  of  magic. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  magical 
  adj  :  possessing  or  using  or  characteristic  of  or  appropriate  to 
  supernatural  powers;  "charming  incantations";  "magic 
  signs  that  protect  against  adverse  influence";  "a 
  magical  spell";  "'tis  now  the  very  witching  time  of 
  night"-  Shakespeare;  "wizard  wands";  "wizardly  powers" 
  [syn:  {charming},  {magic},  {sorcerous},  {witching(a)}, 
  {wizard(a)},  {wizardly}] 




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