Telepathy Te*lep"a*thy, n. [Gr. ? far off + ?, ?, to suffer.] 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.

Note: The existence of this ability has not been proven scientifically.-- {Tel`e*path"ic}, a. -- {Te*lep"a*thist}, n. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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