psychokinesis 1914, from PSYCHO- (Cf. psycho-) + KINESIS (Cf. kinesis).

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  • psychokinesis — [sī΄kō ki nē′sis] n. [ PSYCHO + Gr kinēsis, motion < kinein, to move: see CITE] the apparent ability, investigated in parapsychology, to influence physical objects or events by thought processes psychokinetic [sī΄kō kinet′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Psychokinesis — The term psychokinesis (from the Greek ψυχή , psyche , meaning mind, soul, heart, or breath ; and κίνησις , kinesis , meaning motion ; literally movement from the mind ), [cite book year = 2001 title = Random House Webster s Unabridged Dictionary …   Wikipedia

  • psychokinesis — psychokinetic /suy koh ki net ik, kuy /, adj. /suy koh ki nee sis, kuy /, n. the purported ability to move or deform inanimate objects, as metal spoons, through mental processes. Also called telekinesis. [1910 15; PSYCHO + KINESIS] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • psychokinesis — [[t]sa͟ɪkoʊkɪni͟ːsɪs[/t]] N UNCOUNT Psychokinesis is the ability, which some people believe exists, to move objects using the power of your mind …   English dictionary

  • psychokinesis — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1914 movement of physical objects by the mind without use of physical means compare precognition, telekinesis • psychokinetic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • psychokinesis — noun The controlled movement of an inanimate object by the use of psychic powers. Abbreviated as PK …   Wiktionary

  • psychokinesis — The paranormal ability to move things other than one s body without physical contact …   Philosophy dictionary

  • psychokinesis — psy·cho·ki·ne·sis kə nē səs, kī n, pl ne·ses .sēz movement of physical objects by the mind without use of physical means called also PK compare PRECOGNITION, TELEKINESIS psy·cho·ki …   Medical dictionary

  • psychokinesis — psy|cho|ki|ne|sis [ˌsaıkəukaıˈni:sıs US koukı ] n [U] [Date: 1900 2000; : Greek; Origin: psych ( PSYCH ) + kinesis movement ] the moving of solid objects using only the power of the mind, which some people believe is possible >psychokinetic [… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • psychokinesis — psy|cho|ki|ne|sis [ ,saıkoukı nisıs ] noun uncount the ability to move objects using only the power of the mind ╾ psy|cho|ki|net|ic adjective …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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