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extrasensory perception

Origin of extrasensory perception
First recorded in 1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • extrasensory perception can't replace sight, any more than sight can replace hearing.

    Psichopath Gordon Randall Garrett
  • You'll have to coin a new term, because the only one I know is extrasensory perception, and that's obviously ridiculous.

    Accidental Flight Floyd L. Wallace
  • It happens that extrasensory perception means as much to me as history does to you.

    The Edge of the Knife Henry Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for extrasensory perception

extrasensory perception

the supposed ability of certain individuals to obtain information about the environment without the use of normal sensory channels Also called cryptaesthesia, ESP See also clairvoyance (sense 1), telepathy
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extrasensory perception in Medicine

extrasensory perception n.

Abbr. ESP Perception by means other than through the ordinary senses, as in telepathy, clairvoyance, or precognition.

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extrasensory perception in Culture
extrasensory perception (ESP)

Knowledge or perception without the use of any of the five senses. ESP includes clairvoyance (knowledge about some distant object or event, such as an unreported accident), telepathy (reading another's thoughts or sending one's own to another), and precognition (predicting the future). Although many people claim to have extrasensory powers, these powers have yet to be verified by scientific procedures. (See also parapsychology and psychic research.)

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