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telepathy (tɪˈlɛpəθɪ Pronunciation for telepathy



  1. (psychology) the communication between people of thoughts, feelings, desires, etc, involving mechanisms that cannot be understood in terms of known scientific laws Also called: thought transference Compare telegnosis, clairvoyance

Derived Forms

telepathic (ˌtɛlɪˈpæθɪk Pronunciation for telepathic  adjective
ˌteleˈpathically adverb
teˈlepathist noun

Word Origin

C19: from tele- + Greek patheia feeling, perception: see -pathy


View thesaurus entry
= mind-reading, ESP, sixth sense, clairvoyance, extrasensory perception, psychometry, thought transference

Translations for 'telepathy'

  • British English: telepathy If you refer to telepathy, you mean the direct communication of thoughts and feelings between people's minds, without the need to use speech, writing, or any other normal signals. NOUNMany of us find it very difficult to state our needs. We expect people to know by telepathy what we are feeling.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: telepatia
  • Chinese: 心灵感应心灵靈感应應
  • European Spanish: telepatía
  • French: télépathie
  • German: Telepathie
  • Italian: telepatia
  • Japanese: テレパシー
  • Korean: 텔레파시
  • Portuguese: telepatia
  • Spanish: telepatía

Example Sentences Including 'telepathy'

"" So, telepathy 's in the future of the species," Jaffe replied.
As a cabinet member confessed, the fabled Vajpayee-Advani telepathy had vanished, at least on the topic of Ayodhya.
India Today (2002)
He and Mr Kiely now act almost like twins themselves, with a kind of telepathy about the mirrored work they are performing.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
I have no talent for telepathy or anything like that and no particular beliefs.
Alan Judd THE DEVIL'S OWN WORK (2002)
Much of what goes on between them is pure telepathy , moods zinging past on wires of steely love.
Globe and Mail (2003)
The songs flow into one another with virtually no pause for breath, the minimum of fuss and maximum of telepathy.
Glasgow Herald (2002)
The very phenomena of parapsychology - PK, telepathy , precognition, etc., do not fit into the materialist idea of things.
Hearne, Dr Keith Visions of the Future - an investigation of premonitions
This was the nearest science had ever come to a really plausible explanation of telepathy.
Stewart, Michael Grace
``There's a bit of telepathy happening,' said Kris, 18. ``It's pretty good.
Australian News Misc (2004)


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