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psychic

[sahy-kik]
adjective Also, psychical.
1.
of or pertaining to the human soul or mind; mental (opposed to physical ).
2.
Psychology. pertaining to or noting mental phenomena.
3.
outside of natural or scientific knowledge; spiritual.
4.
of or pertaining to some apparently nonphysical force or agency: psychic research; psychic phenomena.
5.
sensitive to influences or forces of a nonphysical or supernatural nature.
noun
6.
a person who is allegedly sensitive to psychic influences or forces; medium.

Origin:
1855–60; < Greek psȳchikós of the soul. See Psyche, -ic

psychically, adverb
interpsychic, adjective
nonpsychic, adjective, noun
nonpsychical, adjective
nonpsychically, adverb
unpsychic, adjective
unpsychically, adverb
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psychic (ˈsaɪkɪk)
 
adj
1.  a.  outside the possibilities defined by natural laws, as mental telepathy
 b.  (of a person) sensitive to forces not recognized by natural laws
2.  mental as opposed to physical; psychogenic
3.  bridge (of a bid) based on less strength than would normally be required to make the bid
 
n
4.  a person who is sensitive to parapsychological forces or influences
 
[C19: from Greek psukhikos of the soul or life]
 
'psychical
 
adj
 
'psychically
 
adv

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psychic
1871 (n.) "a medium;" 1873 (adj.) "of or pertaining to the human soul" (earlier psychical, 1642), from Gk. psykhikos "of the soul, spirit, or mind," from psykhe- "soul, mind" (see psyche). Meaning "characterized by psychic gifts" first recorded 1895.
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psychic psy·chic (sī'kĭk)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, affecting, or influenced by the human mind or psyche; mental.

  2. Capable of extraordinary mental processes, such as extrasensory perception and mental telepathy.

  3. Of or relating to such mental processes.

n.
A person apparently responsive to psychic forces.
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