teleporting n.

the action of teleporting; = teleportation n.

  • 1946 Times of India 4 Dec. 4/1

    They have flown without wings or other mechanical contrivances and this scientists call ‘teleporting.’

  • 1949 J. H. Schmitz Witches of Karres in Astounding Science-Fiction Dec. 43/1 page image James H. Schmitz bibliography

    That’s when we can do all that stuff like teleporting.

  • 1955 R. Butler What Number Are You Calling? in Fantastic Oct. 80/2 page image Ron Butler bibliography

    ‘Give me teleporting any time,’ said Doris, who had apparently forgotten the fix teleporting had placed her in.

  • 1966 L. Niven By Mind Alone in Worlds of If June 155/1 page image Larry Niven bibliography

    ‘Take the car!’ Larsen ordered. ‘Don’t try any more teleporting.’

  • 1988 S. McCrumb Bimbos of Death Sun viii. 98 Sharyn McCrumb bibliography

    Brenda had discovered that reading is as close as you can come to teleporting.

  • 2008 New Yorker 25 Feb. 88/1

    For those of you unfamiliar with the basics of teleporting, here’s how to do it.

  • 2023 S. Mitchell Origin Story in Transmogrify! 5 Saundra Mitchell bibliography

    I’m sixteen and broke and I live half in the boonies, half in the city, off a busy state road. I can’t drive, and I never learned to gracewalk—making portals from place to place. Only a tacky-ass kid like me would call it teleporting, but that’s what it is. And I can’t do it, so I have to figure out where the hell I can go and how the hell I can get there.

Research requirements

antedating 1946

Earliest cite

The Times of India

Research History
Jeff Wolfe submitted a cite from a reprint of James Schmitz' "The Witches of Karres"; Mike Christie verified it in the original 1949 magazine version.
Bee Ostrowsky submitted a 2023 cite from Saundra Mitchell. The OED found a 1946 example from the Times of India.

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