telepathy [ t uh- lep- uh-thee ] SHOW IPA / təˈlɛp ə θi / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun communication between minds by some means other than sensory perception.
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Origin of telepathy
First recorded in 1880–85;
-pathy OTHER WORDS FROM 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
They have been taught that I have an eye in the back of my head and am wired telepathically into every other high-school mom.
But why should they want to repeat aloud what they receive telepathically?
There could be no deception when communicating telepathically.
Houston had talked telepathically to Dorrine hundreds of times, but never before had so much fine detail come through.
Telepathically and psychologically she received impressions of the private car and of the joyous journey they were going to take.
Perceptions—those of the class denominated hallucinations—may have their origin telepathically.
British Dictionary definitions for telepathy noun psychol the communication between people of thoughts, feelings, desires, etc, involving mechanisms that cannot be understood in terms of known scientific laws Also called: thought transference Compare telegnosis, clairvoyance Derived forms of telepathy telepathic ( ˌtɛlɪˈpæθɪk), adjective telepathically, adverb telepathist, noun Word Origin for telepathy
tele- + Greek patheia feeling, perception: see -pathy
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Medical definitions for telepathy n. Communication by means other than through the normal senses.
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Cultural definitions for telepathy
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