tele-, tel-, telo-, -telic, -telical

(Greek: far away, far off, at a distance)

Don't confuse this tele- with the teleo- unit that means "end, last".

telepathist
1. Anyone who utilizes extrasensory perception of his, or her, mental activities with another person.
2. Someone who communicates through methods other than the normal senses, as by the exercise of mystical powers.
telepathy (s) (noun), telepathies (pl)
1. Communication directly from one person's mind to another's without speech, writing, or other typical signs or symbols: “You must have been reading my mind,” Ruth said to her sister Holly on the phone. “I was just about to call you and then the phone rang and you were there! This must be an instance of telepathy!”
2. The ability to connect directly by psychic means with others via thoughts, feelings, or emotions at a distance without using normal sensations: June couldn’t explain why, but she had a definite sense that her twin brother, who lived about 1,000 miles away, needed her help and wanted her to come. She had heard about such communication by extra sensory means and decided this had to be telepathy.
The transference of thoughts or commands from one mind to another one.
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Mental communications someone without the usual physical channels.
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telepatist
telephanous
Visible from a distance.
telephone, telephoned
1. An apparatus for reproducing sound, especially that of the voice, at a great distance, by means of electricity; consisting, like the electric telegraph, of transmitting and receiving instruments connected by a line or wire which conveys the electric current.
2. An instrument that converts voice and other sound signals into a form that can be transmitted to remote locations and that receives and reconverts waves into sound signals.
telephonic
Transmitting, or relating to the transmission of, sound to a distance.
telephonically
1. Of or relating to telephones.
2. Transmitted or conveyed by telephone.
telephoning
The act of using the telephone.
telephonophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
A abnormal or irrational reluctance of using the telephone: Ned, suffering from telephonophobia, avoided answering the phone because he was afraid of being criticized, being talked into buying something, being judged, or having to speak on the answering machine.
telephony
1. The transmission of sound between distant stations, especially by radio or telephone.
2. The technology and manufacture of telephone equipment.
telephoto
Producing a large image of a distant object.
telephotograph
1. A telephoto, or a picture, taken at a distance from the object.
2. A photograph transmitted and reproduced by telephotography.
telephotographic
1. A reference to a photograph made with a telephoto lens.
2. That which has been transmitted by telephotography.
telephotography
1. The reproduction of pictures or scenes at a distance by means of an electric current as in the telegraph and telephone; telephoty; phototelegraphy.
2. The photographing of distant objects with the use of special lenses or electronic equipment.
3. The transmission and reproduction of photographs and charts and pictures over a distance.
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