[ tel-i-ki-nee-sis, -kahy- ]
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Origin of telekinesis

First recorded in 1885–90; tele-1 + -kinesis

Other words from telekinesis

  • tel·e·ki·net·ic [tel-i-ki-net-ik, -kahy-], /ˌtɛl ɪ kɪˈnɛt ɪk, -kaɪ-/, adjective

Words Nearby telekinesis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use telekinesis in a sentence

  • He wrote me a couple times, and it seems that ever since that time he's been absolutely unable to do any telekinesis.

    The Draw | Jerome Bixby
  • Dark had been prepared to open this by telekinesis but, to his surprise, it was already open.

    Rebels of the Red Planet | Charles Louis Fontenay
  • Stigma powers seem to go beyond telepathy, clairvoyance and telekinesis—they extend in some hard to define way into the aesthetic.

    Modus Vivendi | Gordon Randall Garrett
  • For the effects of the force—the manifestations to the senses, the name telekinesis is accepted by the Society.

British Dictionary definitions for telekinesis


/ (ˌtɛlɪkɪˈniːsɪs, -kaɪ-) /

  1. the movement of a body caused by thought or willpower without the application of a physical force

  2. the ability to cause such movement

Derived forms of telekinesis

  • telekinetic (ˌtɛlɪkɪˈnɛtɪk, -kaɪ-), adjective

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