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[ek-struh-sen-suh-ree] /ˌɛk strəˈsɛn sə ri/
outside one's normal sense perception.
Also, parasensory.
Origin of extrasensory
1930-35; extra- + sensory Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for extrasensory
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  • You'll have to coin a new term, because the only one I know is extrasensory perception, and that's obviously ridiculous.

    Accidental Flight Floyd L. Wallace
  • It happens that extrasensory perception means as much to me as history does to you.

    The Edge of the Knife Henry Beam Piper
  • The meeting of our minds takes place on the plane of the "extrasensory."

    The Brain Alexander Blade
  • extrasensory perception can't replace sight, any more than sight can replace hearing.

    Psichopath Gordon Randall Garrett
  • I do have extrasensory powers, but they'll need some development.

    Rebels of the Red Planet Charles Louis Fontenay
British Dictionary definitions for extrasensory


of or relating to extrasensory perception
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for extrasensory

also extra-sensory, 1934, coined as part of extra-sensory perception in J.B. Rhine's work, from extra- + sensory.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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extrasensory in Medicine

extrasensory ex·tra·sen·so·ry (ěk'strə-sěn'sə-rē)
Being outside the normal range or bounds of the senses.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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