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clairvoyance

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noun clair·voy·ance \kler-ˈvȯi-ən(t)s\

Simple Definition of clairvoyance

  • : an ability to communicate with dead people, to predict future events, or to know about things that you did not actually see happen or hear about

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of clairvoyance

  1. 1 :  the power or faculty of discerning objects not present to the senses

  2. 2 :  ability to perceive matters beyond the range of ordinary perception :  penetration

Examples of clairvoyance in a sentence

  1. I don't believe in clairvoyance, but I can't explain how he knew those things about my grandmother.

  2. <people who claim to have clairvoyance are sometimes asked to help locate missing persons>



1838

First Known Use of clairvoyance

1838


Medical Dictionary

clairvoyance

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noun clair·voy·ance \kla(ə)r-ˈvȯi-ən(t)s, kle(ə)r-\

Medical Definition of clairvoyance

  1. :  the power or faculty of discerning objects or matters not present to the senses—called also cryptesthesia





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