Definition of clairvoyance
- The fortune-teller practices clairvoyance when she gazes into a crystal ball to see her client's future.
I don't believe in clairvoyance, but I can't explain how he knew those things about my grandmother.
people who claim to have clairvoyance are sometimes asked to help locate missing persons
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: 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
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