psionics

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psionics (uncountable)

  1. (science fiction) Mental powers 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.