Definition of telesthesia in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌteləsˈTHēZH(ē)ə/

Entry from US English dictionary

(British telaesthesia)


The supposed perception of distant occurrences or objects otherwise than by the recognized senses.
Example sentences
  • 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.



Pronunciation: /-ˈTHetik/
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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Syllabification: tel·es·the·sia

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