from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hypothetical method of transportation in which matter or information is dematerialized, usually instantaneously, at one point and recreated at another.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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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- n. a hypothetical mode of instantaneous transportation; matter is dematerialized at one place and recreated at another
tele- + (trans)portation.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Coined by Charles Fort in his 1931 book Lo! from tele- + transportation. (Wiktionary)