[ tel-i-ki-nee-sis, -kahy- ]
See synonyms for: telekinetic on

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

How to use telekinesis in a sentence

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

  • "Well, this girl is a very delicate telekinetic," I told him.

    The Right Time | Walter Bupp
  • This zomagnetic force with telekinetic effects seems quite plainly a mode of the cosmic energy.

  • I verified telekinetic phenomena with Eusapia Paladino first of all.

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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