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

First recorded in 1885–90; tele-1 + -kinesis
Related formstel·e·ki·net·ic [tel-i-ki-net-ik, -kahy-] /ˌtɛl ɪ kɪˈnɛt ɪk, -kaɪ-/, adjective
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Related Words for telekinetic

psychological, metaphysical, spiritual, supernatural, mental, enchanted, unusual, magic, mythical, fascinating, eerie, spooky, marvelous, extraordinary, otherworldly, wonderful, miraculous, uncanny, mysterious, weird

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Contemporary Examples of telekinetic

Historical Examples of telekinetic

  • In this way the "medium" became clairvoyant, clairaudient, telekinetic.

  • Light may hamper the production of telekinetic movements, but it will not prevent it.

  • The account illustrates automatic utterance as well as other forms of motor automatism, and possibly also telekinetic phenomena.

  • He'd shielded himself perfectly from any telekinetic force—and I had no weapons.

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    Laurence Mark Janifer

  • I am, of course, speaking under the supposition that telekinetic or parakinetic movements are desired.

British Dictionary definitions for telekinetic


  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
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Derived Formstelekinetic (ˌtɛlɪkɪˈnɛtɪk, -kaɪ-), adjective
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Word Origin and History for telekinetic



1890, said to have been coined by Alexander N. Aksakof (1832-1903) Imperial Councilor to the Czar, in Modern Latin, literally "motion at a distance," from tele- + Greek kinesis "movement, motion," from PIE root *kei- "to move to and fro" (see cite). Translates German Fernwirkung.

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