[ sahy-kik ]
/ ˈsaɪ kɪk /
adjective Also psy·chi·cal.
of or relating to the human soul or mind; mental (opposed to physical).
Psychology. pertaining to or noting mental phenomena.
outside of natural or scientific knowledge; spiritual.
of or relating to some apparently nonphysical force or agency: psychic research; psychic phenomena.
sensitive to influences or forces of a nonphysical or supernatural nature.
a person who is allegedly sensitive to psychic influences or forces; medium.
Origin of psychic
psy·chi·cal·ly, adverbin·ter·psy·chic, adjectivenon·psy·chic, adjective, nounnon·psy·chi·cal, adjective
non·psy·chi·cal·ly, adverbun·psy·chic, adjectiveun·psy·chi·cal·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
British Dictionary definitions for interpsychic
/ (ˈsaɪkɪk) /
- outside the possibilities defined by natural laws, as mental telepathy
- (of a person) sensitive to forces not recognized by natural laws
mental as opposed to physical; psychogenic
bridge (of a bid) based on less strength than would normally be required to make the bid
a person who is sensitive to parapsychological forces or influences
Derived Formspsychical, adjectivepsychically, adverb
Word Origin for psychic
C19: from Greek psukhikos of the soul or life
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Medicine definitions for interpsychic
[ sī′kĭk ]
Of, relating to, affecting, or influenced by the human mind or psyche; mental.
Capable of extraordinary mental processes, such as extrasensory perception and mental telepathy.
Of or relating to such mental processes.
A person apparently responsive to psychic forces.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.