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telepathy

[ tuh-lep-uh-thee ]
/ təˈlɛp ə θi /
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noun
communication between minds by some means other than sensory perception.

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Also called mental telepathy.

Origin of telepathy

First recorded in 1880–85; tele-1 + -pathy

OTHER WORDS FROM telepathy

tel·e·path·ic [tel-uh-path-ik], /ˌtɛl əˈpæθ ɪk/, adjectivetel·e·path·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·tel·e·path·ic, adjectivenon·tel·e·path·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for telepathy

telepathy
/ (tɪˈlɛpəθɪ) /

noun
psychol the communication between people of thoughts, feelings, desires, etc, involving mechanisms that cannot be understood in terms of known scientific lawsAlso called: thought transference Compare telegnosis, clairvoyance

Derived forms of telepathy

telepathic (ˌtɛlɪˈpæθɪk), adjectivetelepathically, adverbtelepathist, noun

Word Origin for telepathy

C19: from tele- + Greek patheia feeling, perception: see -pathy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for telepathy

telepathy
[ (tuh-lep-uh-thee) ]

Knowledge conveyed from one individual to another without means of the five senses; mind reading. (See also extrasensory perception, parapsychology, and psychic research.)

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