extrasensory

[ek-struh-sen-suh-ree]

adjective

outside one's normal sense perception.

Nearby words

  1. extrapyramidal dyskinesia,
  2. extrapyramidal motor system,
  3. extrapyramidal system,
  4. extrasaccular hernia,
  5. extrasensorial,
  6. extrasensory perception,
  7. extrasolar,
  8. extrasolar planet,
  9. extrasystole,
  10. extraterrestrial


Origin of extrasensory

First recorded in 1930–35; extra- + sensory

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British Dictionary definitions for extrasensory

extrasensory

adjective

of or relating to extrasensory perception
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Word Origin and History for extrasensory

extrasensory

adj.

also extra-sensory, 1934, coined as part of extra-sensory perception in J.B. Rhine's work, from extra- + sensory.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for extrasensory

extrasensory

[ĕk′strə-sĕnsə-rē]

adj.

Being outside the normal range or bounds of the senses.

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