clairvoyance, second sight, extrasensory perception, E.S.P., ESP(noun)
apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses
The power to perceive objects that are not accessible to the senses.
Origin: From clairvoyance.
a power, attributed to some persons while in a mesmeric state, of discering objects not perceptible by the senses in their normal condition
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
klār-voi′ans, n. the alleged power of seeing things not present to the senses.—n. Clairvoy′ant, one who is said to have this power. [Fr., clair—L. clarus, clear, and Fr. voir—L. vidēre, to see.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the power ascribed to certain persons in a mesmeric state of seeing and describing events at a distance or otherwise invisible.
The numerical value of clairvoyance in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of clairvoyance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality.
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- clarividènciaCatalan, Valencian
- jasnovidectví, jasnovidnostCzech
- klarsyn, clairvoyance, synskhedDanish
- Hellsehen, HellsehereiGerman
- dà-shealladh, dà-fhradharc, taibhsearachdScottish Gaelic
- éleslátás, látnoki képességHungarian
- įžvalga, įžvalgumas, aiškiaregystėLithuanian
- tālredzība, gaišredzībaLatvian
- јасновидност, видовитостMacedonian
- vidovitost, pronicljivost, видовитостSerbo-Croatian
- basiret, sağgörü, durugörüTurkish
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