teleportation

noun
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 Keep an eye out for the catapult, jetpack, and teleportation options for the light side of getting around London. Ben Redshaw, Cincinnati.com, "Guest Morning Line: Cincinnati Bengals fan in London offers advice for visitors," 25 Oct. 2019 Behind a nondescript door and inside a white-walled room of approximately 100 square feet in the bowels of Infinity Ward’s Burbank, Calif., studio sits a kind of teleportation device. Mike Hume, Washington Post, "Building a world of Modern Warfare," 17 Oct. 2019 Earlier this year, scientists succeeded in quantum teleportation. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "IBM Unveils the Most Powerful Quantum Computer Yet," 19 Sep. 2019 Telekinesis and teleportation are just two in this kid’s growing arsenal. Nick Romano, EW.com, "Michael B. Jordan-produced superhero Netflix series gets first trailer," 18 Sep. 2019 Susskind and Ying Zhao of Stanford followed this with a paper about wormhole teleportation in July. Quanta Magazine, "Newfound Wormhole Allows Information to Escape Black Holes," 23 Oct. 2017 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," 4 Sep. 2019 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," 4 Sep. 2019 Quantum teleportation moves one quantum state to another. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "World's First Complex Quantum Teleportation Paves the Way for Next-Gen Computing," 23 Aug. 2019

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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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The first known use of teleportation was in 1931

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20 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Teleportation.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teleportation. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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