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Definitions for psychokinesis
ˌsaɪ koʊ kɪˈni sɪs, -kaɪ-psy·choki·ne·sis

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  1. telekinesis, psychokinesisnoun

    the power to move something by thinking about it without the application of physical force


  1. psychokinesisnoun

    The controlled movement of an inanimate object by the use of psychic powers. Abbreviated as PK.


  1. Psychokinesis

    Psychokinesis (from Ancient Greek: ψυχή, lit. 'soul' and ㅤ: κίνησις, lit. 'movement'), or telekinesis (from Ancient Greek: τηλε, lit. 'far off' and ㅤ: κίνησις, lit. 'movement'), is a hypothetical psychic ability allowing a person to influence a physical system without physical interaction.Psychokinesis experiments have historically been criticized for lack of proper controls and repeatability. There is no good evidence that psychokinesis is a real phenomenon, and the topic is generally regarded as pseudoscience.


  1. psychokinesis

    Psychokinesis is a term used in parapsychology to refer to the ability to influence or manipulate physical objects or events through mental power alone, without any physical interaction. This phenomenon, also known as telekinesis, includes abilities such as moving objects with the mind, levitation, and other forms of mind over matter. However, there is currently no scientific evidence supporting the existence of such powers.


  1. Psychokinesis

    Psychokinesis, also referred to as telekinesis with respect to strictly describing mental movement or motion of solid matter, abbreviated as PK and TK respectively, is a term coined by publisher Henry Holt to refer to the direct influence of mind on a physical system that cannot be entirely accounted for by the mediation of any known physical energy. Examples of psychokinesis could include distorting or moving an object, and influencing the output of a random number generator. The study of phenomena said to be psychokinetic is part of parapsychology. Some psychokinesis researchers claim psychokinesis exists and deserves further study, although the focus of research has shifted away from large-scale phenomena to attempts to influence dice and then to random number generators. Most scientists believe that the existence of psychokinesis has not been convincingly demonstrated. A meta-analysis of 380 studies in 2006 found a "very small" effect which could possibly be explained by publication bias. PK experiments have historically been criticised for lack of proper controls and repeatability. However, some experiments have created illusions of PK where none exists, and these illusions depend to an extent on the subject's prior belief in PK.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of psychokinesis in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of psychokinesis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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