Teleportation definition

tĕlə-pôr-tāshən
A hypothetical method of transportation in which matter is converted into minute particles or into energy at one point and re-created in original form at another.
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The transportation of matter through space by converting it into pure energy at the source and then reconverting it to matter at the sink. Teleportation is pure theory and will never work. The same was true of VoIP in 1990 or so, but people are still working on perfecting it. Beam me up, Scotty.
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The theoretical transportation of matter through space by converting it into energy and then reconverting it at the terminal point.
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Any of many (mostly hypothetical or fictional) processes of moving matter from one spatial point to another without physically crossing the space in between and which are often depicted or described as happening instantaneously, and through dematerialization or gateways.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
teleportation
Plural:
teleportations

Origin of teleportation

  • tele– (trans)portation

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Coined by Charles Fort in his 1931 book Lo! from tele- +"Ž transportation.

    From Wiktionary