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extrasensory perception

noun

  1. ESP.


extrasensory perception

noun

  1. the supposed ability of certain individuals to obtain information about the environment without the use of normal sensory channels Also calledcryptaesthesia ESP See also clairvoyance telepathy


extrasensory perception

  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of extrasensory perception1

First recorded in 1930–35

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Example Sentences

Catholic enough to have considered the priesthood, he also loved philosophy and divination and believed in extrasensory perception.

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

It happens that extrasensory perception means as much to me as history does to you.

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

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