Definitions for clairvoyanceklɛərˈvɔɪ əns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

clair•voy•anceklɛərˈvɔɪ əns(n.)

  1. the paranormal power of seeing objects or actions beyond the range of natural vision.

  2. quick, intuitive knowledge of things and people; sagacity.

Origin of clairvoyance:

1840–50; < F

Princeton's WordNet

  1. clairvoyance, second sight, extrasensory perception, E.S.P., ESP(noun)

    apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses


  1. clairvoyance(Noun)

    The power to perceive objects that are not accessible to the senses.

  2. Origin: From clairvoyance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clairvoyance(noun)

    a power, attributed to some persons while in a mesmeric state, of discering objects not perceptible by the senses in their normal condition


  1. Clairvoyance

    The term clairvoyance is used to refer to the ability to gain information about an object, person, location or physical event through means other than the known human senses, a form of extra-sensory perception. A person said to have the ability of clairvoyance is referred to as a clairvoyant. Claims for the existence of paranormal and psychic abilities such as clairvoyance have not been supported by scientific evidence published in high impact factor peer reviewed journals. Parapsychology explores this possibility, but the existence of the paranormal is not accepted by the scientific community. Parapsychology, including the study of clairvoyance, is an example of pseudoscience.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Clairvoyance

    the power ascribed to certain persons in a mesmeric state of seeing and describing events at a distance or otherwise invisible.

Translations for clairvoyance

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the power of seeing things not able to be perceived by the normal senses (eg details about life after death).

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