teleportation

noun

tele·​por·​ta·​tion ˌte-lə-ˌpȯr-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce teleportation (audio)
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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

Examples of teleportation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead, the three theorists found that a technique called quantum teleportation, which transfers the state of one qubit to another, could in some cases create an initial state of the qubits on which the gates were sure to work. science.org, 10 June 2024 Nightcrawler is a superhero associated with X-Men who has the power of teleportation. Armando Tinoco, Deadline, 16 June 2024 The diversity of the selection at SIFF this year certainly offers the promise of just that sort of cinematic teleportation. Mathew Scott, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 June 2024 Few concepts in King’s entire catalogue are as existentially sickening as the terrible and temporal pitfalls of teleportation. Neil McRobert, Vulture, 20 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for teleportation 

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Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teleportation. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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