from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person apparently responsive to psychic forces.
- n. See medium.
- adj. Of, relating to, affecting, or influenced by the human mind or psyche; mental: psychic trauma; psychic energy.
- adj. Capable of extraordinary mental processes, such as extrasensory perception and mental telepathy.
- adj. Of or relating to such mental processes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who possesses, or appears to possess, extra-sensory abilities such as precognition, clairvoyance and telepathy, or who appears to be susceptible to paranormal or supernatural influence.
- n. A person who supposedly contacts the dead. A medium.
- n. In gnostic theologian Valentinus' triadic grouping of man the second type; a person focused on intellectual reality (the other two being hylic and pneumatic).
- adj. Relating to the abilities of a psychic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the human soul, or to the living principle in man.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the mind, or its functions and diseases; mental; -- contrasted with
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or belonging to the human soul or mind; mental; spiritual; psychological.
- Pertaining to the science of mind: opposed to physical: as, psychic force.
- Pertaining to the class of extraordinary and obscure phenomena, such as thought-reading, which are not ordinarily treated by psychologists: as, psychic research.
- Pertaining to the lower soul, or animal principle, and not to the spirit, or higher soul.
- n. A person specially susceptible of psychic impressions, or subject to psychic force; a medium; a sensitive.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. affecting or influenced by the human mind
- n. a person apparently sensitive to things beyond the natural range of perception
- adj. outside the sphere of physical science
Lifton may have coined the term "psychic numbing," but his own sensitivity and capacity for empathy remains undiminished.
Many people think the word psychic is synonymous with the word occult and, therefore, connected with Satan.
If their business card contains the word psychic, they're probably not a coach.
For example, the psychic is the team jock rather than Jean Grey or the Invisible Woman.
And then I try to relate to the detective what I call a psychic crime reconstruction.
This is due, in large part, to semantic confusion: If the person in question has a bad impression of the word psychic, the reaction to my latter comment also will be negative.
And it doesn't leave a visible scar, but it creates what I call psychic disfigurement.
Thus Jerome emphasises the crepuscular setting, and a certain psychic distance opens up between shroud and sudarium.
Last Appearance: Meeting Mr. Eko and revealing that his profession as a psychic is completely fraudulent.
He wants him to help babysit an experiment in psychic abilities.