psychokinesis

noun

psy·​cho·​ki·​ne·​sis ˌsī-kō-kə-ˈnē-səs How to pronounce psychokinesis (audio)
-kī-
: movement of physical objects by the mind without use of physical means compare precognition, telekinesis
psychokinetic adjective

Examples of psychokinesis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Using engineering to demonstrate psychokinesis Bozinovski, Sestakov, and Bozinovska built a system to send commands to a robot based on EEG signal processing. IEEE Spectrum, 16 Dec. 2023 Area 51 author Annie Jacobsen sees psychokinesis in Phenomena (Little, Brown). Sloane Crosley, Vanities, 19 Apr. 2017 PK (psychokinesis) experimentation (((Who can’t like THAT?))) – Bruce Sterling, WIRED, 29 Apr. 2009

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of psychokinesis was in 1914

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“Psychokinesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psychokinesis. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

psychokinesis

noun
psy·​cho·​ki·​ne·​sis -kə-ˈnē-səs, -kī- How to pronounce psychokinesis (audio)
plural psychokineses -ˌsēz How to pronounce psychokinesis (audio)
: movement of physical objects by the mind without use of physical means

called also PK

compare precognition, telekinesis
psychokinetic adjective

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