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extrasensory perception

noun
1.
ESP.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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extrasensory perception

noun
1.
the supposed ability of certain individuals to obtain information about the environment without the use of normal sensory channels Also called cryptaesthesia, ESP See also clairvoyance (sense 1), telepathy
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extrasensory perception n.

Abbr. ESP Perception by means other than through the ordinary senses, as in telepathy, clairvoyance, or precognition.

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extrasensory perception (ESP)

Knowledge or perception without the use of any of the five senses. ESP includes clairvoyance (knowledge about some distant object or event, such as an unreported accident), telepathy (reading another's thoughts or sending one's own to another), and precognition (predicting the future). Although many people claim to have extrasensory powers, these powers have yet to be verified by scientific procedures. (See also parapsychology and psychic research.)

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