A woman getting a palm reading by a psychic.
- The definition of psychic is having to do with the mind, or something beyond natural physical processes.
An example of psychic used as an adjective is in the phrase "psychic feeling," which means a feeling that has to do with forces beyond the physical world.
- A psychic is defined as a person who is sensitive to forces beyond the natural physical processes.
An example of a psychic is a person who can tell what is going to happen next Tuesday.
- of or having to do with the psyche, or mind
- beyond natural or known physical processes
- apparently sensitive to forces beyond the physical world
Origin of psychicfrom Classical Greek psychikos, of the soul, spiritual from psych?, the soul: see psyche
- a person who is supposedly sensitive to forces beyond the physical world
- a spiritualistic medium
- A person apparently responsive to psychic forces.
- See medium.
- Of, relating to, affecting, or influenced by the human mind or psyche; mental: psychic trauma; psychic energy.
- a. Capable of extraordinary mental processes, such as extrasensory perception and mental telepathy.b. Of or relating to such mental processes.
Origin of psychicFrom Greek psūkhikos of the soul from psūkhē soul ; see bhes- in Indo-European roots.
- 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.
- A person who supposedly contacts the dead. A medium.
- (Gnosticism) In gnostic theologian Valentinus' triadic grouping of man the second type; a person focused on intellectual reality (the other two being hylic and pneumatic).
(comparative more psychic, superlative most psychic)
- Relating to the abilities of a psychic.
- You must be psychic - I was just about to say that.
- She is a psychic person - she hears messages from beyond.
From Ancient Greek ÏˆÏ…Ï‡Î¹ÎºÏŒÏ‚ (psukhikos, “relative to the soul, spirit, mind"). Earlier referred to as "psychical"; or from Ancient Greek ÏˆÏ…Ï‡Î® (psukhÄ“, “soul, mind, psyche"). First appeared (as substantive) 1871 and first records 1895.