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clairvoyance

noun clair·voy·ance \kler-ˈvi-ən(t)s\

: 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

Full Definition of CLAIRVOYANCE

1
:  the power or faculty of discerning objects not present to the senses
2
:  ability to perceive matters beyond the range of ordinary perception :  penetration

Examples of CLAIRVOYANCE

  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>

First Known Use of CLAIRVOYANCE

1838

Other Occult Terms

augury, censor, invocation, lucidity, metempsychosis, mojo, numinous, preternatural, weird, wraith
Medical Dictionary

clairvoyance

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

Medical Definition of CLAIRVOYANCE

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

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