Definitions for telepathytəˈlɛp ə θi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

te•lep•a•thytəˈlɛp ə θi(n.)

  1. communication between minds by some means other than sensory perception.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. telepathy, thought transference(noun)

    apparent communication from one mind to another without using sensory perceptions


  1. telepathy(Noun)

    The capability to communicate directly by psychic means; the sympathetic affection of one mind by the thoughts, feelings, or emotions of another at a distance, without communication through the ordinary channels of sensation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Telepathy(noun)

    the sympathetic affection of one mind by the thoughts, feelings, or emotions of another at a distance, without communication through the ordinary channels of sensation


  1. Telepathy

    Telepathy or telepathically is the transmission of information from one person to another without using any of our known sensory channels or physical interaction. The term was coined in 1882 by the classical scholar Frederic W. H. Myers, a founder of the Society for Psychical Research, and has remained more popular than the earlier expression thought-transference. Scientific consensus does not view telepathy as a real phenomenon. Many studies seeking to detect, understand, and utilize telepathy have been done, but according to the prevailing view among scientists, telepathy lacks replicable results from well-controlled experiments. Telepathy is a common theme in modern fiction and science fiction, with many superheroes and supervillains having telepathic abilities.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Telepathy

    name given to the supposed power of communication between mind and mind otherwise than by the ordinary sense vehicles.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Telepathy

    The knowledge or communication by one person with the mental processes of another through channels other than known physical or perceptual processes.


  1. Telepathy

    Telepathy is a hardware startup founded by CEO, Takahito Iguchi, of Tokyo, Japan, with offices in San Francisco. Telepathy launched in 2013 at SXSW in Austin, TX. Telepathy currently has one product, a wearable computer named the Telepathy One, intended to launch in the US consumer market in either late 2013, or early 2014.

Translations for telepathy

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the communication of ideas, thoughts etc directly from one person's mind to another person's mind without the use of hearing, sight etc

He knew just what I was thinking; – it must have been telepathy.

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