communication between minds by some means other than sensory perception.
- Also called mental telepathy.
- tel·e·path·ic [tel-uh-path-ik], /ˌtɛl əˈpæθ ɪk/, adjective
- tel·e·path·i·cal·ly, adverb
- non·tel·e·path·ic, adjective
- non·tel·e·path·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use telepathy in a sentence
How people feel confidence about the telepathic impression they receive is a further mystery.Knocking on Heaven's Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death | Patricia Pearson | August 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Jerry Siegel initially conceived Superman as a Nietzschean über-mensch with telepathic powers who was bent on world domination.‘Man of Steel,’ New Superman Movie Starring Henry Cavill, Falls Flat | Marlow Stern | June 11, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
It works like a telepathic Internet concierge, hoping to send you along to the most relevant results on the Web.
First you were telepathic and now you have the ability to draw the future.
When they had all seated themselves, Arcot began the telepathic questioning.Islands of Space | John W Campbell
Once, before some ancient war of destruction, the people of this planet might have been normally telepathic.Indirection | Everett B. Cole
Complete telepathic blankness would have a high survival value.Indirection | Everett B. Cole
The table responded poorly; raps were made faintly and as if with reluctance; the telepathic reading of numbers did not succeed.Mysterious Psychic Forces | Camille Flammarion
But deep behind the telepathic barrier he had erected against her probing mind, he was thinking something else.The Penal Cluster | Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
British Dictionary definitions for telepathy
- telepathic (ˌtɛlɪˈpæθɪk), adjective
- telepathically, adverb
- telepathist, noun
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Cultural definitions for telepathy
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