teleportation

noun
tele·​por·​ta·​tion | \ˌte-lə-ˌpȯr-ˈtā-shən, -pər-\

Definition of teleportation 

1 : the act or process of moving an object or person by psychokinesis

2 in fiction : instantaneous travel between two locations without crossing the intervening space

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In a classic mad scientist tale, Jeff Goldblum invents a teleportation device but uses it without realizing a fly has gotten into the machine with him. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "The Best '80s Horror Movies That Are Still Terrifying Today," 23 Oct. 2018 If successful, the project would be the world’s first genuine quantum-teleportation network. Davide Castelvecchi, Scientific American, "The Quantum Internet Has Arrived (and It Hasn’t)," 16 Feb. 2018 Physicists have determined that Star Trek-style teleportation is impossible. Lara Sorokanich, Popular Mechanics, "How to See the Future," 15 Aug. 2016 On the topic of super powers, two-time Olympic medalist and Indiana native Nick Goepper said reading minds and teleportation aren't for him. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "Chris ‘Thor’ Hemsworth generates superhero buzz among Indy 500 celebs," 27 May 2018 The beauty of quantum teleportation is that the quantum information does not technically travel along the network. Davide Castelvecchi, Scientific American, "The Quantum Internet Has Arrived (and It Hasn’t)," 16 Feb. 2018 This year Alessandro Michele of Gucci introduced fall 2017 advertising images of U.F.O.s, and beam-me-up-Scottie teleportation platforms. Ruth La Ferla, New York Times, "Why Is Fashion Having an Astral Moment?," 8 Dec. 2017 Though scientists have managed teleportation over short distances on this planet, this is the first time an object has ever been teleported into space. Tess Koman, Cosmopolitan, "China Just Teleported a Goddamn Object Into Space," 13 July 2017 Not in the same way that teleportation isn’t a thing. Laurie Penny, Longreads, "The Horizon of Desire," 11 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of teleportation

1931, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for teleportation

tele- + transportation

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