What does clairvoyance mean?

Definitions for clairvoyance
klɛərˈvɔɪ ənsclair·voy·ance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clairvoyance, second sight, extrasensory perception, E.S.P., ESPnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. clairvoyancenoun

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

  2. Etymology: From clairvoyance.

Wikipedia

  1. Clairvoyance

    Clairvoyance (; from French clair 'clear', and voyance 'vision') is the magical ability to gain information about an object, person, location, or physical event through extrasensory perception. Any person who is claimed to have such ability is said to be a clairvoyant () ("one who sees clearly"). Claims for the existence of paranormal and psychic abilities such as clairvoyance have not been supported by scientific evidence. Parapsychology explores this possibility, but the existence of the paranormal is not accepted by the scientific community. The scientific community widely considers parapsychology, including the study of clairvoyance, a pseudoscience.

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  1. clairvoyance

    Clairvoyance is the alleged ability or psychic power to gain information about an object, person, location, or physical event through extrasensory perception or paranormal means, often visual in nature. It is often associated with divination, telepathy, or precognition. This term is also used to describe the ability to perceive things that are not within the normal sensory range or not physically present.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clairvoyancenoun

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

  2. Etymology: [F.]

Wikidata

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Clairvoyance

    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

  1. Clairvoyance

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clairvoyance in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clairvoyance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of clairvoyance in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Flake:

    I am not psychic, i am not gifted with clairvoyance. Given these limitations, I'll have to listen to the testimony before I make up my mind about the testimony.

  2. Alexis Carrel:

    Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality.

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