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[tel-uh-pawrt, -pohrt] /ˈtɛl əˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt/
verb (used with object)
to transport (a body) by telekinesis.
Origin of teleport1
1950-55; back formation from teleportation, equivalent to tele-1 + (trans)portation
Related forms
teleportation, teleportage, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for teleportation
  • teleportation was long considered impossible because it violates the so-called uncertainty principle of quantum mechanics.
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  • And that could be hugely useful for everything from quantum communication to quantum teleportation.
  • It resulted in the discovery of teleportation which has now been accomplished.
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  • Yet it is entanglement that opens the door to teleportation.
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  • It was a resource for information processing protocols such as teleportation, dense-coding and quantum computation.
  • The orator discussed such fascinating things as teleportation and a new, sixth state of matter.
  • My guess is that you are referring to entanglement, of which quantum teleportation is an application.
British Dictionary definitions for teleportation


(transitive) (in science fiction) to transport (a person or object) across a distance instantaneously
Derived Forms
teleportation, noun
Word Origin
C20: from tele- + port5
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Word Origin and History for teleportation

1931, as a term in psychics and science fiction, from tele- + (trans)portation.



1940, in reference to religious miracles, from tele- + ending from transport. Related: Teleported; teleporter; teleporting.

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