tele·​por·​ta·​tion ˌte-lə-ˌpȯr-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce teleportation (audio)
: the act or process of moving an object or person by psychokinesis
in fiction : instantaneous travel between two locations without crossing the intervening space

Examples of teleportation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Sycamore experiment confirmed that the Hamiltonian could carry out the teleportation, just as it had been trained to. Charlie Wood, Quanta Magazine, 23 Mar. 2023 In the meantime, each physicist has their own vision of what energy teleportation might be good for. Tara C. Smith, Quanta Magazine, 23 Feb. 2023 Introduction These papers laid out some of the characteristics that seemed to distinguish gravitational teleportation from teleportation by more vanilla sorts of scrambling. Charlie Wood, Quanta Magazine, 23 Mar. 2023 And pulling energy from nearby into the vacuum, and then using that energy, was something in the realm of reality known as the teleportation concept, since produced twice by scientists from University of Waterloo and Stony Brook University. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 24 Feb. 2023 Within the Marvel Comics, Cloak and Dagger—a teen duo with powers of dimensional travel/teleportation and a light sapping of sorts—tend to show up most often as utility players, useful members of the team that can help the Avengers or whoever out in a pinch. Evan Romano, Men's Health, 17 Aug. 2022 After Wenwu’s death and the defeat of the inter-dimensional monster, Doctor Strange’s sorcerer colleague Wong (Benedict Wong) takes Shang-Chi and Katy – courtesy of a magical teleportation circle – toward the next step of their journey as the credits begin to roll. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 4 Sep. 2021 Researchers have sent messages dozens of miles using teleportation, a quantum phenomenon that has nothing to do with Star Trek. Devin Powell, Discover Magazine, 31 May 2016 The film explores the tragic romance between scientist Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) and journalist Ronnie Quaife (Geena Davis), whose relationship becomes complicated when Seth accidentally fuses himself with a housefly while experimenting with a teleportation device. Wesley Stenzel,, 19 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History


tele- + transportation

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of teleportation was in 1931

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“Teleportation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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