the purported ability to move or deform inanimate objects, as metal spoons, through mental processes.
Related formspsy·cho·ki·net·ic [sahy-koh-ki-net-ik, -kahy-] /ˌsaɪ koʊ kɪˈnɛt ɪk, -kaɪ-/, adjective
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Historical Examples of psychokinesis
I caught an occasional word, like 'oxygen' and 'psychokinesis.'
"You claimed that the human mind possessed powers of psychokinesis," I said.
In effect, what appeared to be foreknowledge was psychokinesis—the same phenomenon as the movement of crumbs of cheese by my rat.
William Fitzgerald Jenkins (AKA Murray Leinster)
That is if we assume that the process is at all parallel with the phenomena of psychokinesis and levitation.
British Dictionary definitions for psychokinesis
Derived Formspsychokinetic (ˌsaɪkəʊkɪˈnɛtɪk), adjective
(in parapsychology) alteration of the state of an object by mental influence alone, without any physical intervention
psychiatry a state of violent uncontrolled motor activity
Word Origin for psychokinesis
C20: from psycho- + Greek kinēsis motion
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Word Origin and History for psychokinesis
1914 [Henry Holt, "On the Cosmic Relations"], from psycho- + kinesis. Related: Psychokinetic (1904).
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psychokinesis in Medicine
n. pl. psy•cho•ki•ne•ses (-sēz)
Related formspsy′cho•ki•net′ic (-kĭ-nĕt′ĭk, -kī-) adj.
An uncontrolled, maniacal outburst, resulting from defective inhibition.
The production or control of motion, especially in inanimate and remote objects, purportedly by the exercise of psychic powers.
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