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clairvoyance

[klair-voi-uh ns] /klɛərˈvɔɪ əns/
noun
1.
the supernatural power of seeing objects or actions removed in space or time from natural viewing.
2.
quick, intuitive knowledge of things and people; sagacity.
Origin of clairvoyance
1840-1850
1840-50; < French, equivalent to clairvoy(ant) clairvoyant + -ance -ance
Synonyms
2. intuition, penetration, discernment, vision.
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British Dictionary definitions for clairvoyance

clairvoyance

/klɛəˈvɔɪəns/
noun
1.
the alleged power of perceiving things beyond the natural range of the senses See also extrasensory perception
2.
keen intuitive understanding
Word Origin
C19: from French: clear-seeing, from clair clear, from Latin clārus + voyance, from voir to see, from Latin vidēre
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Word Origin and History for clairvoyance
n.

"paranormal gift of seeing things out of sight," 1837, from special use of French clairvoyance (Old French clerveans, 13c.) "quickness of understanding, sagacity, penetration," from clairvoyant (see clairvoyant). A secondary sense in French is the main sense in English.

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clairvoyance in Medicine

clairvoyance clair·voy·ance (klâr-voi'əns)
n.
The perception of objects or events that cannot be perceived by the senses.

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