psychokinesis

noun
psy·​cho·​ki·​ne·​sis | \ˌsī-kō-kə-ˈnē-səs, -kī-\

Definition of psychokinesis 

: movement of physical objects by the mind without use of physical means — compare precognition, telekinesis

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Other Words from psychokinesis

psychokinetic \ˌsī-​kō-​kə-​ˈne-​tik, -​kī-​ \ adjective

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Area 51 author Annie Jacobsen sees psychokinesis in Phenomena (Little, Brown). Sloane Crosley, Vanities, "What to Read Right Now: Peter Heller’s Celine, Sheryl Sandberg’s Option B, and More," 19 Apr. 2017 Area 51 author Annie Jacobsen sees psychokinesis in Phenomena (Little, Brown). Sloane Crosley, Vanities, "What to Read Right Now: Peter Heller’s Celine, Sheryl Sandberg’s Option B, and More," 19 Apr. 2017 PK (psychokinesis) experimentation (((Who can’t like THAT?))) – Bruce Sterling, WIRED, "Dead Media Beat: Ghosts And Their Media," 29 Apr. 2009 Area 51 author Annie Jacobsen sees psychokinesis in Phenomena (Little, Brown). Sloane Crosley, Vanities, "What to Read Right Now: Peter Heller’s Celine, Sheryl Sandberg’s Option B, and More," 19 Apr. 2017 Area 51 author Annie Jacobsen sees psychokinesis in Phenomena (Little, Brown). Vanityfair.com, VanityFair.com, "What to Read Right Now: Peter Heller’s Celine, Sheryl Sandberg’s Option B, and More," 4 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of psychokinesis

1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for psychokinesis

New Latin

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psychokinesis

noun
psy·​cho·​ki·​ne·​sis | \-kə-ˈnē-səs, -kī- \
plural psychokineses\-​ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of psychokinesis 

: movement of physical objects by the mind without use of physical means

called also PK

— compare precognition, telekinesis

Other Words from psychokinesis

psychokinetic \-​ˈnet-​ik \ adjective

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