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 telepathy Contemporary Examples of telepathy Historical Examples of telepathy 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 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 telepathy 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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n. Communication by means other than through the normal senses.
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telepathy [(tuh- lep-uh-thee)]
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