a. beyond the senses.
   ♦ extrasensory perception, unexplained phenomena such as clairvoyance, telepathy, etc., which are outside or beyond the scope of the senses.

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  • extrasensory — [eks΄trə sen′sə rē] adj. occurring or seeming to occur apart from, or in addition to, the normal function of the usual senses [extrasensory perception] …   English World dictionary

  • extrasensory — also extra sensory, 1934, coined as part of extra sensory perception in J.B. Rhine s work, from EXTRA (Cf. extra ) + SENSORY (Cf. sensory) …   Etymology dictionary

  • extrasensory — adj. regarded as derived by means other than the known senses, e.g. by telepathy, clairvoyance, etc. Phrases and idioms: extrasensory perception a person s supposed faculty of perceiving by such means. * * * adjective seemingly outside normal… …   Useful english dictionary

  • extrasensory — adjective /ˌɛkstrəˈsɛnsəri/ Of or relating to extrasensory perception …   Wiktionary

  • extrasensory — adj. Extrasensory is used with these nouns: ↑perception …   Collocations dictionary

  • Extrasensory perception — (ESP) is the apparent ability to acquire information by paranormal means independent of any known physical senses or deduction from previous experience. The term was coined by Duke University researcher J. B. Rhine to denote psychic abilities… …   Wikipedia

  • extrasensory perception — n perception (as in telepathy, clairvoyance, and precognition) that involves awareness of information about events external to the self not gained through the senses and not deducible from previous experience called also ESP * * * a supposed way… …   Medical dictionary

  • extrasensory perception — n. the ability to perceive or gain information about external facts or events by means other than the senses. Note: the existence of such an ability, as well as other parapsychologial phenomena, is widely disbelieved among scientists, and no… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • extrasensory perception — [n] psychic powers clairvoyance, ESP, intuition, keen intuition, second sight, sixth sense, telepathy, vision; concepts 409,410 …   New thesaurus

  • extrasensory perception — ► NOUN ▪ the supposed faculty of perceiving things by means other than the known senses, e.g. by telepathy …   English terms dictionary

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