Is there a canon-supported estimate on how far an Immortal can "sense" the presence of another Immortal?

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It depends on what you consider canon. In the movies it is never discussed in depth to give a range. The show implies that it can depend on 3 factors, age of the Immortal, the number of Quickenings they have had, and an x factor that sometimes is explained as either a spiritual or meditative suppression ability. This can limit the sense range from 20 feet, as seen when Duncan met Methos, or as much as 100 yards.

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