from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The supposed ability to perceive events and information by means other than the physical senses.

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  • noun The ISO 3166-1 three-letter (alpha-3) code for Spain.
  • initialism parapsychology extrasensory perception
  • abbreviation automotive Electronic Stability Program

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  • noun apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses
  • noun apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[e(xtra)s(ensory) p(erception).]


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  • KING: James Randi, before we take phone calls, I had the honor of interviewing D.. J.D. Rhine of, the inventor of the term ESP extrasensory perception, psychic phenomenon and the like.

    CNN Transcript Jun 5, 2001 2001

  • 1892 - Dr Paul Joire, a French researcher used the term ESP to describe the ability of a person who had been hypnotised or was in a trance-like state to sense things without using ordinary senses. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph 2011

  • I wonder howthey fared in ESP research after the curtain fell.

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  • Game description: The universal organization ESP is ambitious to rule the Earth.

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  • Meanwhile, Boris Dragosani is similarly a member of the Russian special branch that specializes in ESP powers.

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  • A number of acquaintances I made through larp believe in ESP and like to discuss occurrences together.

    ESP nathreee 2007

  • * I've always been very interested in ESP and other purportedly paranormal abilities - particularly the less anecdotal information, i.e., as they can be observed and measured in a laboratory.

    Yesterday moriarty6 2006

  • Microsoft and Lockheed Martin have announced a deal to license the software titan's simulation software -- dubbed "ESP" -- for use in the aerospace firm's battle training simulations.

    InternetNews Realtime News for IT Managers 2009

  • While ESP is probably the best approach to this, it’s still somewhat problematic for a couple of reasons, namely that ESP itself can be detected and blocked.

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