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 <The fortune-teller practices clairvoyance when she gazes into a crystal ball to see her client's future.>
Examples of clairvoyance in a sentence
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>
Origin and Etymology of clairvoyance
First Known Use: 1838
CLAIRVOYANCE Defined for English Language Learners
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 Definition of clairvoyance
: the power or faculty of discerning objects or matters not present to the senses—called also cryptesthesia
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