clairvoyance

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n clairvoyance apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Clairvoyance A power, attributed to some persons while in a mesmeric state, of discerning objects not perceptible by the senses in their normal condition.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n clairvoyance A power attributed to persons in a mesmeric state, by which they are supposed to discern objects concealed from sight, and to see what is happening at a distance.
    • n clairvoyance Hence Sagacity; penetration; quick intuitive knowledge of things.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Clairvoyance klār-voi′ans the alleged power of seeing things not present to the senses
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Quotations

  • Alexis Carrel
    Alexis Carrel
    “Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr., clair—L. clarus, clear, and Fr. voir—L. vidēre, to see.

Usage

In literature:

Some clairvoyant insight, purchased, not by success, but by the suffering of those months, opened my eyes.
"The Romance of a Plain Man" by Ellen Glasgow
She saw now with a clairvoyance which separated him from the mask which he had worn.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
We've got experts on psychokinetics, levitation, telepathy, clairvoyance, and what-have-you.
"Fifty Per Cent Prophet" by Gordon Randall Garrett
He became a kind of religious clairvoyant, living an ecstatic existence in communion with angels and spirits.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
In a moment of clairvoyance he saw Virginia before him, looking in through the prison bars and smiling, and suddenly he put up his gun.
"Shadow Mountain" by Dane Coolidge
The bond of sympathy, of all things in the world, had rendered him clairvoyant.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Amid the general joy and the sweet assurance of things, I love to listen to this strange clairvoyant call.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 91, May, 1865" by Various
She denies it, says she only uses her common sense, but I think she's clairvoyant.
"The Come Back" by Carolyn Wells
Nothing but clairvoyance could have bred suspicion in him.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
For, with the clairvoyance of a genuine love, she had pierced the mystery that had so long embarrassed Frank.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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In poetry:

In other garments everywhere,
Behold, the prophetess,
Clairaudient interpreter,
Clairvoyant Pythoness!
"Dominions Of The Boundary" by Bernard O Dowd

In news:

Economic growth helps investors only if they are clairvoyant.
(Emma) Puffer, a quiet woman who had demonstrated clairvoyant powers in the past, offered her advice as to the location of the body of George.
Many people doubted Mrs Puffer and claimed that someone had told her, but she rose in righteous wrath and defended her clairvoyant talent.
Robbie Robertson, 'How to Become Clairvoyant '.
' Clairvoyant ' sees Robbie Robertson's past.
Zelda Rubinstein, Clairvoyant in 'Poltergeist,' Dies at 76.
Robbie Robertson, "How to Become Clairvoyant ".
In 'What Women Want,' Clairvoyant Gibson Woos Both Ladies and Viewers.
The celebrated science fiction writer and author of Tomorrow Now, explains why you don't need to be clairvoyant to predict the future.
Tillie Benson of Altoona is a clairvoyant psychic who offers tarot card readings and other services at her house on Frost Avenue.
Sweden's Lund University, one of the oldest seats of learning in Scandinavia, will take a leap into the unknown by appointing northern Europe's first professor of parapsychology, hypnology and clairvoyance.
Clairvoyants of St Johnsbury, Vermont: Rejoice.
It didn't exactly take clairvoyance to see a coaching change coming at Washington State in the wake of a 4-8 season.
Brian & LeeAnn's Clairvoyant Miss Bonnie On Psychic FRIDAYS.
We're far from clairvoyant, but we took the liberty of rounding up a few celeb gossip predictions for the new year - those we hope to see, and others we might see whether we want to or not.
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In science:

Thus, our protocols work for the strong clairvoyant adversary model .
On Distributed Computation in Noisy Random Planar Networks
However, Aharonov et al. prove a clairvoyance lemma, which says that the expectation value of the complete Hamiltonian in a state with two active states is lower bounded by an inverse polynomial in n.
Local Hamiltonians in Quantum Computation
On the cycle Cn , for example (where the clairvoyant scheduler has no chance), coupling can easily keep linearly many random walks apart, simply by having them either all move clockwise, or all counter-clockwise, at the same time.
Avoidance Coupling
With his compatible sequences and clairvoyant demon scheduling problems Winkler introduced a fascinating class of dependent or “co-ordinate” percolation type problems (see e.g. [2, 4, 10, 24]).
Lipschitz embeddings of random sequences
Here, the power function of the proposed test is compared with the power function of the clairvoyant detector, that knows R.
Statistical Detection of LSB Matching Using Hypothesis Testing Theory
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