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

Examples of teleportation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With Party on the CAPS, Meriem Bennani has animated an all-too-commonplace refugee scenario with fantastical qualities based on a futuristic premise of travel by teleportation. Jonathon Keats, Forbes, 8 June 2022 His campaign trick of appearing in several cities at once via holographic teleportation is perhaps an indication that his presence is more like a ghostly visit from the past than a harbinger of the future. Arthur Goldhammer, The New Republic, 11 Apr. 2022 Four years ago, Sissy Spacek and David Strathairn appeared in a wonderful little movie about an older couple, living out in the middle of nowhere, who build a makeshift teleportation machine in their garage. Kristen Baldwin,, 16 May 2022 The first paper describing the idea of quantum teleportation is published. Gil Press, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 Chinese researchers report the first quantum teleportation of independent single-photon qubits from a ground observatory to a low Earth orbit satellite with a distance of up to 1400 km. Gil Press, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 See It Now with simultaneous views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Brooklyn Bridge on two different monitors) but never had the cross-country teleportation been handled so seamlessly. Thomas Doherty, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Mar. 2022 While science is still behind on teleportation devices, BROWN GIRL Jane has created the next best thing with their latest product, an olfactive experience with the Wanderlust Collection. Essence, 2 Dec. 2021 Bennani was on a research jag, obsessively learning about teleportation. New York Times, 1 Dec. 2021 See More

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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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19 Jun 2022

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“Teleportation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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