One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The supposed perception of distant occurrences or objects by means other than the known senses.
- ‘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.’
- ‘The apparatus is one of telethesia.’
- ‘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.’
Late 19th century: from tele- + Greek aisthēsis ‘perception’.
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