telekinesis

[tel-i-ki-nee-sis, -kahy-]

Origin:
1885–90; tele-1 + -kinesis

telekinetic [tel-i-ki-net-ik, -kahy-] , adjective
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telekinesis (ˌtɛlɪkɪˈniːsɪs, -kaɪ-)
 
n
1.  the movement of a body caused by thought or willpower without the application of a physical force
2.  the ability to cause such movement
 
telekinetic
 
adj

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telekinesis
1890, said to have been coined by Alexander N. Aksakof (1832-1903) Imperial Councilor to the Czar, in Mod.L., lit. "motion at a distance," from tele- + Gk. kinesis "movement, motion," from PIE base *kei- "to move to and fro" (see cite). Translates Ger. Fernwirkung.
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telekinesis

in parapsychology, the action of mind on matter, in which objects are caused to move or change as a result of mental concentration upon them. The physical nature of psychokinetic (PK) effects contrasts with the cognitive quality of extrasensory perception (ESP), the other major grouping of parapsychological phenomena. Levitation is said to result from powers of psychokinesis; such displays are common, though fraudulent, in theatrical magic. In PK tests, the subject attempts by thinking or willing to influence thrown dice, causing a certain die face to turn up or causing the die to land in a certain area. Experimental results, as with other parapsychological phenomena, have been inconclusive.

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He also uses some telekinesis and electrical discharge powers, too.
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