extrasensory perception: perception or communication outside of normal sensory capability, as in telepathy and clairvoyance.

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clairvoyance, insight, intuition, perception

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extrasensory perception
English for Specific (or Special) Purposes: the technique of teaching English to students who need it for a particular purpose, such as business dealings
electronic stability programme: an electronic system that automatically stabilizes a road vehicle that is being oversteered or is in danger of rolling over by selectively applying individual brakes
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1934, initialism for extra-sensory perception.

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extrasensory perception
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