levitation

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English[edit]

A hoax originally introduced as a demonstration of telekinesis by French spirit photographer Édouard Isidore Buguet (1840-1901).

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From levitate (from Latin levitas (lightness), patterned in English on gravitate) +‎ -ation.

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levitation (plural levitations)

  1. The raising of something, such as a body, without apparent physical cause, allegedly using the power of the mind
  2. The suspension of something via technical means without any mechanical support, such as by magnetism

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