TELEKINESIS
   An important item of sf TERMINOLOGY, from the Greek words for "movement at a distance", developed from the earlier word "psychokinesis" (often shortened to PK), coined by Dr J.B. Rhine (1895-1980) in the 1930s; Charles FORT used the term TELEPORTATION to describe the same phenomenon.Telekinesis is the ability to move objects by the power of the mind, and after telepathy is the most commonly used PSI POWER (which see for details) in sf. The word "telekinesis" was probably not coined in sf, but began to be used in sf (especially in ASF) in the early 1950s.
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  • telekinesis — el e*ki*ne sis (t[e^]l [u^]*k[i^]*n[=e] s[i^]s), n. the ability to move objects by means of thought alone, without physical means; an ability claimed by certain persons, such as mediums. Note: the existence of this ability is disbelieved by most… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • telekinesis — 1890, said to have been coined by Alexander N. Aksakof (1832 1903) Imperial Councilor to the Czar, in Modern Latin, lit. motion at a distance, from TELE (Cf. tele ) + Gk. kinesis movement, motion, from PIE root *kei to move to and fro (see CITE… …   Etymology dictionary

  • telekinesis — ► NOUN ▪ the supposed ability to move objects at a distance by mental power or other non physical means. DERIVATIVES telekinetic adjective. ORIGIN from Greek kin sis motion …   English terms dictionary

  • telekinesis — [tel΄ə ki nē′sis] n. [ModL < tele ,TELE + Gr kinēsis, motion < kinein, to move: see CITE] Parapsychology the act or process of causing an object to move by means of psychic forces, as directed by a spiritualistic medium, and not by means of …   English World dictionary

  • telekinesis — {{#}}{{LM SynT38302}}{{〓}} {{CLAVE T41226}}{{\}}{{CLAVE}}{{/}}{{\}}SINÓNIMOS Y ANTÓNIMOS:{{/}} {{[}}telekinesis{{]}} {{《}}▍ s.f.{{》}} → {{↑}}telequinesis{{↓}} {{#}}{{LM T41226}}{{〓}} {{SynT38302}}{{\}}SINÓNIMOS Y ANTÓNIMOS{{/}}… …   Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • telekinesis — Telenergy Tel*en er*gy, n. [Gr. th^le far + energy.] Display of force or energy at a distance, or without contact; now more commonly called {telekinesis}; applied to mediumistic phenomena. {Tel en*er gic}, a. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • telekinesis — n. Psychol. movement of objects at a distance supposedly by paranormal means. Derivatives: telekinetic adj. Etymology: mod.L (as TELE , Gk kinesis motion f. kineo move) * * * telekinesis to tele lens: see tele …   Useful english dictionary

  • telekinesis — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1890 the production of motion in objects (as by a spiritualistic medium) without contact or other physical means • telekinetic adjective • telekinetically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • telekinesis — telekinetic /tel i ki net ik, kuy /, adj. /tel i ki nee sis, kuy /, n. psychokinesis. [1885 90; TELE 1 + KINESIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • telekinesis — noun a) The ability to move an object with the power of ones thoughts. b) An instance of use of such power. See Also: psychokinesis …   Wiktionary

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