telepathy

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noun te·lep·a·thy \tə-ˈle-pə-thē\

Definition of telepathy

  1. :  communication from one mind to another by extrasensory means

telepathic

play \ˌte-lə-ˈpa-thik\ adjective

telepathically

play \-thi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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First Known Use of telepathy

1882


TELEPATHY Defined for English Language Learners

telepathy

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noun

Definition of telepathy for English Language Learners

  • : a way of communicating thoughts directly from one person's mind to another person's mind without using words or signals


TELEPATHY Defined for Kids

telepathy

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noun te·lep·a·thy \tə-ˈle-pə-thē\

Definition of telepathy for Students

  1. :  a way of communicating thoughts directly from one mind to another without speech or signs


Medical Dictionary

telepathy

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noun te·lep·a·thy \tə-ˈlep-ə-thē\

Medical Definition of telepathy

plural

telepathies

  1. :  apparent communication from one mind to another by extrasensory means

telepathic

\ˌtel-ə-ˈpath-ik\play adjective

telepathically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb


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