outside one's normal sense perception.

Origin of extrasensory

First recorded in 1930–35; extra- + sensory
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Examples from the Web for extrasensory

Historical Examples of extrasensory

  • I do have extrasensory powers, but they'll need some development.

    Rebels of the Red Planet

    Charles Louis Fontenay

  • The meeting of our minds takes place on the plane of the "extrasensory."

    The Brain

    Alexander Blade

  • Extrasensory perception can't replace sight, any more than sight can replace hearing.


    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



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

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

extrasensory in Medicine




Being outside the normal range or bounds of the senses.
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