Psychic Definition

sīkĭk
psychical, psychics
noun
psychics
A person who is supposedly sensitive to forces beyond the physical world.
Webster's New World
A spiritualistic medium.
Webster's New World

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.

Wiktionary

(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).

Wiktionary
adjective
Of or having to do with the psyche, or mind.
Webster's New World
Capable of extraordinary mental processes, such as extrasensory perception and mental telepathy.
American Heritage
Beyond natural or known physical processes.
Webster's New World
Apparently sensitive to forces beyond the physical world.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Psychic

Noun

Singular:
psychic
Plural:
psychics

Origin of Psychic

  • From Ancient Greek ψυχικός (psukhikos, “relative to the soul, spirit, mind"). Earlier referred to as "psychical"; or from Ancient Greek ψυχή (psukhÄ“, “soul, mind, psyche"). First appeared (as substantive) 1871 and first records 1895.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Greek psūkhikos of the soul from psūkhē soul bhes- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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