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- Rhymes: -ɒnɪks
- (science fiction) Mental powers, especially those under conscious control, that affect physical matter, such as telekinesis.
- 1976, Reginald Bretnor, The Craft of Science Fiction:
- In any case, psionics appears quite legitimately in science fiction.
- 1998, Gary Westfahl, The Mechanics of Wonder: The Creation of the Idea of Science Fiction
- In the 1960s, Campbell abandoned his public obsessions with psionics and pseudo-science.