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psychokinesis

 [si″ko-kĭ-ne´sis]
the postulated production or alteration of motion by directed thought processes.
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psy·cho·ki·ne·sis

, psychokinesia (sī'kō-ki-nē'sis, -nē'zē-ă),
1. The influence of mind on matter, as the use of mental "power" to move or distort an object.
2. Impulsive behavior.
[psycho- + G. kinēsis, movement]
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psychokinesis

(sī′kō-kə-nē′sĭs, -kī-)
n. pl. psychokine·ses (-sēz) Abbr. PK
The production or control of motion, especially in inanimate and remote objects, purportedly by the exercise of psychic powers.

psy′cho·ki·net′ic (-kə-nĕt′ĭk, -kī-) adj.
psy′cho·ki·net′i·cal·ly adv.
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psy·cho·ki·ne·sis

, psychokinesia (sī'kō-ki-nē'sis, -nē'zē-ă)
1. The influence of mind on matter, as the use of mental "power" to move or distort an object.
2. Impulsive behavior.
See: phenomenon
[psycho- + G. kinēsis, movement]
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Large-scale studies, which rely on high-speed random-number generators and quicken the pace of volunteers' responses, seem to interfere with any psychokinetic effects, contends a group of psychokinesis researchers led by Dean Radin of the Institute of Noetic Sciences in Petaluma, Calif.
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