Sixth-sense meaning

A power of perception seemingly independent of the five senses; keen intuition.
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A power of perception thought of as a sense in addition to the commonly accepted five senses; intuitive power.
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Extrasensory perception; the ability to sense things by means other than the known bodily senses.
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The definition of a sixth sense is an extra sense, often thought of as perception or intuition.

An example of a sixth sense is the ability to communicate with those who have passed on.

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Origin of sixth-sense

  • Refers to a sense different from the standard bodily senses, of which traditionally there are five: touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing.

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