telekinesis

noun
tele·​ki·​ne·​sis | \ ˌte-li-kə-ˈnē-səs How to pronounce telekinesis (audio) , -kī-\

Definition of telekinesis

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

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Other Words from telekinesis

telekinetic \ ˌte-​li-​kə-​ˈne-​tik How to pronounce telekinetic (audio) \ adjective
telekinetically \ ˌte-​li-​kə-​ˈne-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce telekinetically (audio) \ adverb

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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.

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Batman Begins recentered the superhero genre on humans and our fears and aspirations instead of focusing on mystical aliens, magical amulets, telekinesis, or superhuman strength. Kyle Smith, National Review, "How Batman Begins Changed the Movies," 19 July 2019 Some spirits are limited to illusions and mind tricks, others have powers such as telekinesis … but only sometimes? Kerry Lengel, azcentral, "'Annabelle Comes Home' review: Basically, it's an R-rated 'Jumanji' with creepier CGI," 24 June 2019 Because this is an early mission, Jesse's supernatural powers are limited to telekinesis, instant dodge-warps, a temporary energy shield, and a transforming gun (pistol or shotgun) whose ammo slowly regenerates. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Control pre-E3 hands-on: The modern-day X-Men video game we’ve always wanted," 3 June 2019 Scarlet Witch is perhaps one of the strongest characters in the 'verse, with powers ranging from mind control to telekinesis. Jill Robi, Glamour, "Stan Lee Leaves Behind a Legacy of Powerful Female Characters," 13 Nov. 2018 One adviser claimed that Erdogan’s enemies were trying to kill him using telekinesis. Bloomberg.com, "Bloomberg," 18 May 2018 Batman Begins recentered the superhero genre on humans and our fears and aspirations instead of focusing on mystical aliens, magical amulets, telekinesis, or superhuman strength. Kyle Smith, National Review, "How Batman Begins Changed the Movies," 19 July 2019 Some spirits are limited to illusions and mind tricks, others have powers such as telekinesis … but only sometimes? Kerry Lengel, azcentral, "'Annabelle Comes Home' review: Basically, it's an R-rated 'Jumanji' with creepier CGI," 24 June 2019 Because this is an early mission, Jesse's supernatural powers are limited to telekinesis, instant dodge-warps, a temporary energy shield, and a transforming gun (pistol or shotgun) whose ammo slowly regenerates. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Control pre-E3 hands-on: The modern-day X-Men video game we’ve always wanted," 3 June 2019

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First Known Use of telekinesis

1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for telekinesis

New Latin

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telekinesis

noun
tele·​ki·​ne·​sis | \ ˌtel-ə-kə-ˈnē-səs, -kī- How to pronounce telekinesis (audio) \
plural telekineses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce telekineses (audio) \

Medical Definition of telekinesis

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

Other Words from telekinesis

telekinetic \ -​ˈnet-​ik How to pronounce telekinetic (audio) \ adjective
telekinetically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce telekinetically (audio) \ adverb

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