telekinesis

noun tele·ki·ne·sis \ ˌte-li-kə-ˈnē-səs , -kī- \

Definition of telekinesis

:the production of motion in objects (as by a spiritualistic medium) without contact or other physical means

telekinetic

play \-ˈne-tik\ adjective

telekinetically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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Did You Know?

Tele- in Greek means "far off". The eternally appealing idea of moving an object remotely, using only psychic powers, has had a long life in films, TV shows, stories and novels, video games, and comics. But although some researchers believe in the existence of telekinesis (also known as psychokinesis), most scientists believe that any reported experiences have been the result of fraud, wishful thinking, or naturally explainable events.

Origin and Etymology of telekinesis

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telekinesis

noun tele·ki·ne·sis \ ˌtel-ə-kə-ˈnē-səs, -kī- \

medical Definition of telekinesis

plural telekineses play \-ˌsēz\
:the apparent production of motion in objects (as by a spiritualistic medium) without contact or other physical means — compare precognition, psychokinesis

telekinetic

play \-ˈnet-ik\ adjective

telekinetically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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