Full record for uplifting n.

Definition the act or process of uplifting a species
OED requirements antedating 1989
Earliest cite D. Brin 'Sundiver'
Comment Elizabeth McCoy submitted a 2001 cite from Expectations by Kristina Davies in Fantastic Furry Stories # 2. Edward Bornstein submitted a cite from a 1989 reprint of David Brin's "Sundiver"; we would like to check the 1980 first edition. Enoch Forrester submitted a cite from a 1993 reprint of Vernor Vinge's 1992 "A Fire Upon the Deep".

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Last modified 6 July, 2008

Citations for uplifting n.

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1980 D. Brin Sundiver (1989) 46 The other side held that homo sapiens—just as every other known race of sophonts—was part of a chain of genetic and cultural uplifting that stretched back to the fabled early days of the galaxy, the time of the Progenitors.
1992 V. Vinge Fire upon Deep ii. xxix. 221, I know there have been other upliftings.
2001 K. Davis in Fantastic Furry Stories Oct. a. When uplifting became a reality, the scientists went crazy, overgrown kids with the biggest toybox in the world.