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telekinesis

[tel-i-ki-nee-sis, -kahy-] /ˌtɛl ɪ kɪˈni sɪs, -kaɪ-/
noun
Origin of telekinesis
1885-1890
1885-90; tele-1 + -kinesis
Related forms
telekinetic
[tel-i-ki-net-ik, -kahy-] /ˌtɛl ɪ kɪˈnɛt ɪk, -kaɪ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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telekinesis

/ˌtɛlɪkɪˈniːsɪs; -kaɪ-/
noun
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
Derived Forms
telekinetic (ˌtɛlɪkɪˈnɛtɪk; -kaɪ-) adjective
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Word Origin and History for telekinesis
n.

1890, said to have been coined by Alexander N. Aksakof (1832-1903) Imperial Councilor to the Czar, in Modern Latin, literally "motion at a distance," from tele- + Greek kinesis "movement, motion," from PIE root *kei- "to move to and fro" (see cite). Translates German Fernwirkung.

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