Definition of Clairvoyance

1. Noun. Apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses.

Definition of Clairvoyance

1. n. A power, attributed to some persons while in a mesmeric state, of discering objects not perceptible by the senses in their normal condition.

Definition of Clairvoyance

1. Noun. (parapsychology) The power to perceive objects that are not accessible to the senses. ¹

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Definition of Clairvoyance

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Medical Definition of Clairvoyance

1. Perception of objective events (past, present, or future) not ordinarily discernible by the senses; a type of extrasensory perception. Origin: Fr. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Clairvoyance

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1. The Word by Harold Waldwin Percival (1913)
"clairvoyance, PREMONITION, PREVISION By EDUARD HERRMANN ON MAGICAL POWERS OF THE SOUL i clairvoyance is that much contested faculty, of seeing without the ..."

2. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"The further history of clairvoyance may be traced in the histories of spiritualism, hypnotism, and mesmerism, and the older forms of divination, (jj. ..."

3. Your Psychic Powers and how to Develop Them by Hereward Carrington (1920)
"TRANCE-CONTROL clairvoyance 5. Trance-control clairvoyance is that psychic state under which the control of the physical body of the medium is assumed by a ..."

4. Psychology; Or, The Science of Mind by Oliver S. Munsell (1880)
"T I. Involuntary or Accidental clairvoyance.—Perhaps no better instance can be given of this than one related of Baron Swedenborg. While visiting in Germany ..."

5. Enigmas of Psychical Research by James Hervey Hyslop (1906)
"CHAPTER VIII clairvoyance The older common meaning of clairvoyance made it very comprehensive. It comprised all that scientific analysis had reduced to ..."

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