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[tel-uh-pawrt, -pohrt] /ˈtɛl əˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt/
verb (used with object)
to transport (a body) by telekinesis.
Origin of teleport1
1950-55; back formation from teleportation, equivalent to tele-1 + (trans)portation
Related forms
teleportation, teleportage, noun Unabridged
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  • "teleportation is the descriptive term in your language, I believe," said Venor.

    Cubs of the Wolf Raymond F. Jones
  • You wouldn't move, because it wouldn't be teleportation at all.

    The Galaxy Primes Edward Elmer Smith
  • Is she—convinced that teleportation's no good, the way Mike is?

    Out Like a Light Gordon Randall Garrett
  • He was thinking vaguely of teleportation; each boulder was a two-man job.

    The Syndic C.M. Kornbluth
  • In capturing them, Malone, too, had learned the teleportation secret.

    Occasion for Disaster Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Going from one place to another instantaneously is teleportation.

    Occasion for Disaster Gordon Randall Garrett
  • I tried to keep you from learning the Fueyo method of teleportation.

    Occasion for Disaster Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for teleportation


(transitive) (in science fiction) to transport (a person or object) across a distance instantaneously
Derived Forms
teleportation, noun
Word Origin
C20: from tele- + port5
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Word Origin and History for teleportation

1931, as a term in psychics and science fiction, from tele- + (trans)portation.



1940, in reference to religious miracles, from tele- + ending from transport. Related: Teleported; teleporter; teleporting.

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