psychokinesis


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Related to psychokinesis: parapsychology, telepathy

psy·cho·ki·ne·sis

 (sī′kō-kə-nē′sĭs, -kī-)
n. pl. psy·cho·ki·ne·ses (-sēz) Abbr. PK
The production or control of motion, especially in inanimate and remote objects, purportedly by the exercise of psychic powers.

psy′cho·ki·net′ic (-kə-nĕt′ĭk, -kī-) adj.
psy′cho·ki·net′i·cal·ly adv.

psychokinesis

(ˌsaɪkəʊkɪˈniːsɪs; -kaɪ-)
n
1. (Psychology) (in parapsychology) alteration of the state of an object by mental influence alone, without any physical intervention
2. (Psychiatry) psychiatry a state of violent uncontrolled motor activity
[C20: from psycho- + Greek kinēsis motion]
psychokinetic adj

tel•e•ki•ne•sis

(ˌtɛl ɪ kɪˈni sɪs, -kaɪ-)

n.
the purported ability to move or deform inanimate objects by mental power. Also called psychokinesis.
[1885–90]
tel`e•ki•net′ic (-ˈnɛt ɪk) adj.

psychokinesis

a form of extreme or violent cerebral activity caused by defective inhibition. — psychokinetic, adj.
See also: Brain
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.psychokinesis - the power to move something by thinking about it without the application of physical force
parapsychology, psychic phenomena, psychic phenomenon - phenomena that appear to contradict physical laws and suggest the possibility of causation by mental processes
Translations
телекинеза
telekineze
psykokinese
Psychokinese
psicociensispsicoquinesia
telekinees
psykokinesiatelekinesia
psychokinèsetélékinésie
טלקינזיס
psicocinesitelecinesi
念力
telekinese
psychokineza
telecinésia
telechinezie
psychokinézatelekinéza
telekinesi
telekinezi

psychokinesis

[ˌsaɪkəʊkɪˈniːsɪs] Npsicoquinesis f

psychokinesis

n no pl (Parapsychology) → Psychokinese f
References in periodicals archive ?
PSYCHOKINESIS (PK): Paranormal action; the influence of mind on a physical system that cannot be entirely accounted for by the mediation of any known physical energy.
There is so much evidence that telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, psychokinesis, and psychic healing do occur, you can sort of take them as a baseline of possible realities on a spiritual path.
There is little doubt that Rose was an enthusiastic and dedicated researcher in the fields of psychokinesis and extrasensory perception (JB Rhine, the pioneering Director of the Parapsychology Laboratory at Duke University, wrote an effusive foreword for the book), but one suspects that his reputation will be based more on his narrative abilities--he was an accomplished author--and his legacy of superb photographs taken throughout his research activities between 1950 and 1966.
This book illustrates how such phenomena as clairvoyance, telepathy, and psychokinesis are real, and uses scientific evidence from thousands of controlled lab tests.
Coventry University now boasts this course which covers everything from ESP (extra sensory perception) and psychokinesis to the survival of bodily death and mediumship.
The scientific literature on psychokinesis seemed to support the credibility of the effect, the investigators say.
If murderers could escape by dissolving through walls or stab a victim by psychokinesis, there would be no way to rationally deduce a solution.
Parapsychology studies three major areas of human experience: extrasensory perception (ESP), psychokinesis (PK) and postmortem existence.
But it's his range of subjects, some might say hobby horses, which makes the heart sink and sends the eyebrows ever skywards: UFOs, numerology, vampirism, dowsing, extra sensory perception, psychokinesis, ghosthunting, poltergeists, the ancient Chaldean alphabet, leylines.