AskDefine | Define telepathy

Dictionary Definition

telepathy n : apparent communication from one mind to another without using sensory perceptions [syn: thought transference]

User Contributed Dictionary



From the sc=Grek and sc=Grek.


  1. 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.

Derived terms


communication of the mind
  • French: télépathie
  • German: Telepathie
  • Italian: telepatia
  • Spanish: telepatía

Extensive Definition

Telepathy, from the Greek τελε, tele meaning "distant" and πάθεια, patheia meaning "to be affected by", describes the purported transfer of information on thoughts or feelings between individuals by means other than the five classical senses (See Psi).

Telepathy in parapsychology

Within the field of parapsychology, telepathy is considered to be a form of extra-sensory perception (ESP) or anomalous cognition in which information is transferred through Psi. It is often categorized similarly to precognition and clairvoyance. Various experiments have been used to test for telepathic abilities. Among the most well known are the use of Zener cards and the Ganzfeld experiment.


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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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