|Definition||a person with precognitive abilities|
|OED requirements||antedating 1954|
|Earliest cite||P. K. Dick 'A World of Talent'|
|Comment||Katrina Campbell submitted a cite from a 1973 reprint of Philip K. Dick's "Ubik". Katrina Campbell submitted a cite from a reprint of Anne McCaffrey's "A Womanly Talent"; Mike Christie verified the original 1969 magazine appearance. Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite from a reprint of Philip K. Dick's "The Minority Report"; Mike Christie verified it in the 1956 original magazine appearance. Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite from a reprint of Philip K. Dick's "A World of Talent"; Mike Christie verified it in the 1954 original magazine appearance.
Earliest cite in the OED: 1973.
|Last modified||6 July, 2008|
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|1954 P. K. Dick in Galaxy Sci. Fiction Oct. 10/1||He kept on talking to the Norm-class officials grouped around the two Precogs.|
|1956 P. K. Dick in Fantastic Universe Jan. 7/1||The precogs must see quite far into the future.|
|1969 P. K. Dick Ubik 7,||I can't keep in mind at all times which inertials are following what teep or precog.|
|1969 A. McCaffrey in Analog Sci. Fiction/Sci. Fact Feb. 12/1||I'll bear down heavily on the scientific corroboration of authentic foresights‥the use of computers to correlate details and estimate reliability of data, the fact that sometimes three and four pre-cogs come up with the same incident, seen from different angles.|