Etymology
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teleportation (n.)

1931 as a term in psychics and later (1951) science fiction; from tele- + (trans)portation. Apparently coined by Charles Fort (1874-1932).

updated on February 22, 2014

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Definitions of teleportation from WordNet

teleportation (n.)
a hypothetical mode of instantaneous transportation; matter is dematerialized at one place and recreated at another;
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