the supernatural power of seeing objects or actions removed in space or time from natural viewing.
quick, intuitive knowledge of things and people; sagacity.

1840–50; < French, equivalent to clairvoy(ant) clairvoyant + -ance -ance

2. intuition, penetration, discernment, vision. Unabridged
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clairvoyance (klɛəˈvɔɪəns)
1.  See also extrasensory perception the alleged power of perceiving things beyond the natural range of the senses
2.  keen intuitive understanding
[C19: from French: clear-seeing, from clair clear, from Latin clārus + voyance, from voir to see, from Latin vidēre]

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"paranormal gift of seeing things out of sight," 1847, from Fr. clairvoyance (O.Fr. clerveans, 13c.) "insight, clear-sightedness," from clairvoyant (see clairvoyant). A secondary sense in Fr. is the main sense in Eng.
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clairvoyance clair·voy·ance (klâr-voi'əns)
The perception of objects or events that cannot be perceived by the senses.

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knowledge of information not necessarily known to any other person, not obtained by ordinary channels of perceiving or reasoning-thus a form of extrasensory perception (ESP). Spiritualists also use the term to mean seeing or hearing (clairaudience) the spirits of the dead that are said to surround the living. Research in parapsychology-such as testing a subject's ability to predict the order of cards in a shuffled deck-has yet to provide conclusive support for the existence of clairvoyance.

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Example sentences
Her gift of clairvoyance led her to help many to read their pasts as a tool to
  light their present dilemmas.
But there is precious little sign that such clairvoyance exists.
He gives up narrative destination for destiny, clarification for clairvoyance.
Your attempt at speculative clairvoyance as to one's national origin or indeed
  actual dwelling is wide of the mark.
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