Also found in: Medical.


Of or marked by the psychological sensation of perceiving oneself from an external perspective, as though the mind or soul has separated from and is observing the body: convinced she had an out-of-body experience while undergoing surgery.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


of, pertaining to, or characterized by the dissociative sensation of perceiving oneself from an external vantage point, as though the mind or soul has left the body and is acting on its own.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
BY NEIL MCLEMAN Tennis correspondent @NEILMCLEMAN NOVAK DJOKOVIC is seeking another out-of-body experience at SW19 as he goes in pursuit of a dream fifth Wimbledon title.
[USA], June 29 (ANI): A recent study conducted in approx 35 countries suggests that mystical near-death experiences in which people report a range of spiritual and physical symptoms, including out-of-body sensations, seeing or hearing hallucinations, racing thoughts and time distortion, affect around 10 per cent of people.
Astral projection or out-of-body experience (OOBE) is the process or phenomenon in which a person's astral body detaches itself from the physical body and travels outside of it.
Konta, who said she had an out-of-body experience, spent over 10 hours on court over the space of the tournament at the University of Bath as she and Boulter won all of their singles matches.
It's almost like an out-of-body experience because you put so much effort in and we were plagued by some other problems" TV adventurer Ben Fogle on climbing Everest.
Watching those clips back it feels like an out-of-body thing, that moment of madness."
In July 1996, during an extraordinary out-of-body journey through the Milky Way and other galaxies, she was reconnected and attuned to a group of interdimensional light beings that she and her many readers came to know, through the first Sirian Revelations transmissions, as The Sirian High Council.
Raja told police that he had been interested in astral projection, which among other things deals with astral bodies that are separate from the physical bodies and capable of travelling outside of the physical body for an out-of-body experience.
Joe, 23, said of seeing his coffin on set: "It was a weird, out-of-body experience.
Their topics include gravity in the brain as a reference for space and time perception, the effects of complete vestibular deafferentiation on spatial memory and the hippocampus in the rat: the Dunedin experience, vestibular-somato-sensory interactions: a mechanism in search of a function, out-of-body experiences and other complex dissociation experiences in a patient with unilateral peripheral vestibular damage and deficient multi-sensory integration, and the moving history of vestibular stimulation as a therapeutic intervention.
There are 3 main forms of this phenomena described on the basis of phenomenological and anatomical criteria, that is, heautoscopy, autoscopic hallucination, and out-of-body experience [3].