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psy·chic / ˈsīkik/ • adj. 1. relating to or denoting faculties or phenomena that are apparently inexplicable by natural laws, esp. involving telepathy or clairvoyance: psychic powers. ∎  (of a person) appearing or considered to have powers of telepathy or clairvoyance: I could sense it—I must be psychic. 2. of or relating to the soul or mind: he dulled his psychic pain with gin. 3. Bridge denoting a bid that deliberately misrepresents the bidder's hand, in order to mislead the opponents. • n. a person considered or claiming to have psychic powers; a medium. ∎  (psychics) [treated as sing. or pl.] the study of psychic phenomena. DERIVATIVES: psy·chi·cal / ˈsīkikəl/ adj. (usu. in sense 1). psy·chi·cal·ly / ˈsīkik(ə)lē/ adv. psy·chism / ˈsīˌkizəm/ n. (in sense 1).

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A term denoting (1) as an adjective, the paranormal character of certain phenomena and (2) as a noun, a sensitive individual, one susceptible to psychic influences. A psychic is usually not a medium and tends to attribute his/her ability to clairvoyance or ESP rather than spirit contact. The term psychic, however, is used very loosely in an inclusive manner to include the medium, the somnambule, and the magnetic or mesmeric subject, i.e., anyone who is in any degree sensitive. Camille Flam-marion seems to have been the first to use the word as a French term while Edward William Cox seems to have introduced it into England.

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psychic

psychic (sy-kik) adj.
1. of or relating to the psyche.

2. relating to parapsychological phenomena.

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