telekinesis


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telekinesis

 [tel″ĕ-ki-ne´sis]
1. movement of an object produced without contact.
2. the ability to produce such movement. adj., adj telekinet´ic.

telekinesis

/tele·ki·ne·sis/ (-kĭ-ne´sis)
1. movement of an object produced without contact.
2. the ability to produce such movement.telekinet´ic

telekinesis

[tel′əkinē′sis]
Etymology: Gk, tele, far off, kinesis, movement
a concept of parapsychology that one can control external events such as the movement of a solid object by the powers of the mind. For example, practitioners of telekinesis may believe it possible, by thought processes alone, to influence the roll of dice. Also called parakinesis, psychokinesis.

telekinesis

The alleged movement of objects through space without physically apparent cause, a phenomenon said to be accomplished by thought alone. There are no scientifically documented cases of telekinesis.

telekinesis

The alleged movement of objects other than by the application of force. Telekinesis is one of the claimed, but undemonstrated, phenomena of parapsychology.
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