Entry from US English dictionary
The supposed perception of distant occurrences or objects otherwise than by the recognized senses.
- I prefer telethetic and telethesia to telemetry because the word telemetry is also used by the armed forces to describe a mechanical means of gathering long range data.
- The apparatus is one of telethesia.
- The everyday experience of geography is now also a collective experience of the virtual geography of global media events as the world-making and world-disclosing vectors of the television, telephone and tele-satellite uplinks make telethesia - perception at a distance - an integral part of late twentieth century ‘human’ faculties and capabilities.
- Example sentences
- ‘Okuden includes Hatsureiho, patting with hands method, stroking with hands method, pressing with hands method, telesthetic method and propensity method.’
- However, as these images evince, he has now fully submerged himself into the forbidden repose of industry's telesthetic mania.
- It provided a telesthetic experience of human interaction that was personal despite being remote.
Late 19th century: from tele- + Greek aisthēsis 'perception'.
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