extrasensory perception

noun

Definition of extrasensory perception

: 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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Examples of extrasensory perception in a Sentence

discouraged by the lack of progress in the case, the police were willing to listen to a woman claiming extrasensory perception
Recent Examples on the Web Blackmore began her career as a parapsychologist, intent on finding evidence for astral projection and extrasensory perception. John Horgan, Scientific American, "How to Be a Mystical Skeptic," 15 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of extrasensory perception

1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Extrasensory perception.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extrasensory%20perception. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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extrasensory perception

noun

English Language Learners 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

extrasensory perception

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Medical Definition of extrasensory perception

: 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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