telepathy

noun
te·​lep·​a·​thy | \ tə-ˈle-pə-thē How to pronounce telepathy (audio) \

Definition of telepathy

: communication from one mind to another by extrasensory means

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Other Words from telepathy

telepathic \ ˌte-​lə-​ˈpa-​thik How to pronounce telepathic (audio) \ adjective
telepathically \ ˌte-​lə-​ˈpa-​thi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce telepathically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of telepathy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And some of it is speculation: the particular blend of body-language analysis, clothing-choice analysis, telepathy and tea-leaves reading that go into so many discussions about Melania Trump. Washington Post, "Is Melania Trump sending coded messages, or are we just talking to ourselves?," 5 Dec. 2019 Super sight, super muscles, super hearing, and telepathy could have profound implications on the broader society, implications that could slow down or speed up the military’s adoption. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S. Army Expects to Field Cyborg Soldiers by 2050," 26 Nov. 2019 Musk hopes the implant, created by his brain-computer interface startup Neuralink, could one day help quadriplegics control smartphones, and perhaps even endow users with a sort of telepathy. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, "Elon Musk hopes to put a computer chip in your brain. Who wants one?," 22 July 2019 Is Eleven the only one capable of excavating these memories through telepathy? Time, "Let's Discuss the 10 Big Questions We Have After Binging Stranger Things Season 3," 4 July 2019 Musk hopes the implant, created by his brain-computer interface startup Neuralink, could one day help quadriplegics control smartphones, and perhaps even endow users with a sort of telepathy. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, "Elon Musk hopes to put a computer chip in your brain. Who wants one?," 22 July 2019 Most often, though, telepathy seems to stand merely for an unremarkable human faculty. Garth Greenwell, The New Yorker, "Caleb Crain’s “Overthrow” and the Power of Literary Form," 28 Aug. 2019 Musk hopes the implant, created by his brain-computer interface startup Neuralink, could one day help quadriplegics control smartphones, and perhaps even endow users with a sort of telepathy. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, "Elon Musk hopes to put a computer chip in your brain. Who wants one?," 22 July 2019 Musk hopes the implant, created by his brain-computer interface startup Neuralink, could one day help quadriplegics control smartphones, and perhaps even endow users with a sort of telepathy. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, "Elon Musk hopes to put a computer chip in your brain. Who wants one?," 22 July 2019

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First Known Use of telepathy

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of telepathy was in 1882

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29 Dec 2019

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“Telepathy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/telepathy. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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telepathy

noun
How to pronounce telepathy (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of telepathy

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

telepathy

noun
te·​lep·​a·​thy | \ tə-ˈle-pə-thē How to pronounce telepathy (audio) \

Kids Definition of telepathy

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

telepathy

noun
te·​lep·​a·​thy | \ tə-ˈlep-ə-thē How to pronounce telepathy (audio) \
plural telepathies

Medical Definition of telepathy

: apparent communication from one mind to another by extrasensory means

Other Words from telepathy

telepathic \ ˌtel-​ə-​ˈpath-​ik How to pronounce telepathic (audio) \ adjective
telepathically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce telepathically (audio) \ adverb

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