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Sci-Fi OriginPlay
The word originated in science fiction and usually implies a futuristic or advanced technology scenario. SlideThe novel featured a device that let characters teleport across galaxies.
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Emphasizes the idea that teleportation occurs without any time passing. SlideHe wished he could teleport home to avoid the long commute.
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Metaphorical UsePlay
Sometimes used metaphorically to describe very fast travel or movement. SlideShe seemed to teleport to my side the moment I needed help.