telepathy [ t uh- lep- uh-thee ] SHOW IPA / təˈlɛp ə θi / PHONETIC RESPELLING EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun communication between minds by some means other than sensory perception. Origin of telepathy
First recorded in
1880–85; tele- 1
-pathy Related forms 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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Examples from the Web for telepathically Telepathically he informed Hanlon that this was wonderful—exactly the food element the natives needed so desperately.
It was almost as if his wish had been whispered to her
telepathically and she had answered it.
Barnes could not hear what it was; but
telepathically he felt that there was a hitch in the program.
The thought of love and of goodwill reaches them
telepathically, winning instant trust and response. British Dictionary definitions for telepathically 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 telepathic ( ˌtɛlɪˈpæθɪk), adjective telepathically, adverb telepathist, noun Word Origin for telepathy
tele- + Greek patheia feeling, perception: see -pathy
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Word Origin and History for telepathically n.
1882, coined (along with
telæsthesia) by English psychologist Frederic Myers (1843-1901), from tele- + -pathy. Telepathic is first recorded 1884. The noun telepath is a 1907 back-formation.
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Medicine definitions for telepathically n. Communication by means other than through the normal senses.
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Culture definitions for telepathically
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