/,su:pə'stɪʃn; also, in ɑritish use, 英式英语读作 ,sju:-; ,supɚ`stɪʃən/
n [C, U]
1 (idea, practice, etc based on the) belief that certain events cannot be explained by human reason or physical laws; irrational fear of what is unknown or mysterious 迷信; 迷信的思想、行为等; （对未知的或神秘的事物的）盲目恐惧
*Ignorance and superstition prevent them from benefiting from modern medicine. 由于无知和迷信, 他们无法得到现代医学的好处.
2 idea or belief held by many people for no good or logical reason 很多人持有的并无充分根据的说法
(a) superstition that you shouldn't walk under ladders. 不应该在梯子下面穿过, 人们都是这么说说罢了.
n [U and C]
[Date: 1400-1500; Language: Old French;Origin:Latin superstitio, from superstes 'standing over someone', from stare 'to stand']
a belief that some objects or actions are lucky or unlucky, or that they cause events to happen, based on old ideas of magic
the old superstition that walking under a ladder is unlucky
1. There has long been a superstition among mariners that porpoises will save drowning men by pushing them to the surface. 长久以来, 海员们有一种迷信, 那就是海豚会把很快要淹死的人推到水面使之获救,
2. There has long been a superstition among mariners 长期以来，海员中流传着一种迷信的说法，
3. He holds that ignorance leads to superstition. 他认为无知会导致迷信。
4. It was necessary first to arrive at that degree of sophistication where we no longer set our own belief against our neighbour´s superstition. 我们首先需要达到这样一种成熟的程度：不用自己的信仰去反对我们邻居的迷信。