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[tel-uh-pawrt, -pohrt] /ˈtɛl əˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to transport (a body) by telekinesis.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; back formation from teleportation, equivalent to tele-1 + (trans)portation
Related forms
teleportation, teleportage, noun
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  • 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.
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  • 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

teleport

/ˈtɛlɪˌpɔːt/
verb
1.
(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
n.

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

teleport

v.

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

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