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teleport1

[tel-uh-pawrt, -pohrt] /ˈtɛl əˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to transport (a body) by telekinesis.
Origin of teleport1
1950-1955
1950-55; back formation from teleportation, equivalent to tele-1 + (trans)portation
Related forms
teleportation, teleportage, noun
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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

teleport

/ˈtɛlɪˌpɔːt/
verb
1.
(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
n.

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

teleport

v.

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

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