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extrasensory perception

noun

Simple Definition of extrasensory perception

  • : the ability to know things (such as what another person is thinking or what will happen in the future) that cannot be known by normal use of the senses

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of extrasensory perception

  1. :  perception (as in telepathy, clairvoyance, and precognition) that involves awareness of information about events external to the self not gained through the senses and not deducible from previous experience —called also ESP

Examples of extrasensory perception in a sentence

  1. <discouraged by the lack of progress in the case, the police were willing to listen to a woman claiming extrasensory perception>



1934

First Known Use of extrasensory perception

1934


Medical Dictionary

extrasensory perception

noun

Medical Definition of extrasensory perception

  1. :  perception (as in telepathy, clairvoyance, and precognition) that involves awareness of information about events external to the self not gained through the senses and not deducible from previous experience—called also ESP




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