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telepathy  (tɪˈlɛpəθɪ



  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   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'

I have no talent for telepathy or anything like that and no particular beliefs.
Alan Judd THE DEVIL'S OWN WORK (2002)
"" So, telepathy 's in the future of the species," Jaffe replied.
This was the nearest science had ever come to a really plausible explanation of telepathy.
Stewart, Michael Grace


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