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clairvoyance

[ klair-voi-uhns ]
/ klɛərˈvɔɪ əns /
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Definition of clairvoyance

noun
the supernatural power of seeing objects or actions removed in space or time from natural viewing.Compare clairaudience, clairsentience.
quick, intuitive knowledge of things and people; sagacity.

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Origin of clairvoyance

First recorded in 1840–50; from French, equivalent to clairvoy(ant) clairvoyant + -ance -ance
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British Dictionary definitions for clairvoyance

clairvoyance
/ (klɛəˈvɔɪəns) /

noun
the alleged power of perceiving things beyond the natural range of the sensesSee also extrasensory perception
keen intuitive understanding

Word Origin for clairvoyance

C19: from French: clear-seeing, from clair clear, from Latin clārus + voyance, from voir to see, from Latin vidēre
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