psychokineses

psychokinesis

[sahy-koh-ki-nee-sis, -kahy-]
noun
the purported ability to move or deform inanimate objects, as metal spoons, through mental processes.
Also called telekinesis.


Origin:
1910–15; psycho- + -kinesis

psychokinetic [sahy-koh-ki-net-ik, -kahy-] , adjective
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psychokinesis (ˌsaɪkəʊkɪˈniːsɪs, -kaɪ-)
 
n
1.  (in parapsychology) alteration of the state of an object by mental influence alone, without any physical intervention
2.  psychiatry a state of violent uncontrolled motor activity
 
[C20: from psycho- + Greek kinēsis motion]
 
psychokinetic
 
adj

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psychokinesis psy·cho·ki·ne·sis (sī'kō-kĭ-nē'sĭs, -kī-)
n. pl. psy·cho·ki·ne·ses (-sēz)
Abbr. PK

  1. An uncontrolled, maniacal outburst, resulting from defective inhibition.

  2. The production or control of motion, especially in inanimate and remote objects, purportedly by the exercise of psychic powers.


psy'cho·ki·net'ic (-kĭ-nět'ĭk, -kī-) adj.
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