clairvoyance

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

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 The fortune-teller practices clairvoyance when she gazes into a crystal ball to see her client's future.

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

Origin and Etymology of clairvoyance

see 1clairvoyant


First Known Use: 1838


CLAIRVOYANCE Defined for English Language Learners

clairvoyance

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

Definition of clairvoyance for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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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