extrasensory perception
extrasensory perception extrasensory perception n. the ability to perceive or gain information about external facts or events by means other than the senses.

Note: the existence of such an ability, as well as other parapsychologial phenomena, is widely disbelieved among scientists, and no demonstration of the phenomenon satisfyng rigorous standards of scientific proof has been reported. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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