Full record for mindlink n.

Definition a telepathic meeting of minds; also in extended use; cf. mind-meld.
OED requirements antedating 1970
Earliest cite Keith Laumer, 'The House in November'
Comment Douglas Winston submitted a cite for the form "mind link" from a 1983 reprint of P.C. Hodgell's 1982 "God Stalk". Douglas Winston submitted a 1970 cite for the form "mind link" from Keith Laumer's "The House in November"

Added to the OED in September 2002 with an earliest known cite from 1985. Entry updated in December 2003 with a new earliest date of 1970.

Last modified 6 July, 2008

Citations for mindlink n.

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1970 K. Laumer House in November vi. 101 Riane must have aged and died long, long ago. His family would have grown to adulthood—while he aged not at all. In the end, it would have been necessary for him to ‘die’ or to disappear, to be believed dead, never to reappear. But he could have maintained knowledge of his descendants; could have learned of it when you were orphaned, have seen to your care—and established a mind link with you in infancy, before the pattern of acculturation made such contact impossible
1982 P. C. Hodgell Godstalk vi. 100 She was still very wet and fast becoming bitterly cold in Tai-tastigon's sudden twilight with the cub a shaking morsel of ice against her right breast. The mind link she had shared with it in that moment of crisis no longer seemed to exist, although the beast clung to her as tightly as before, its small claws pricking her through her shirt
1989 J. M. Dillard Lost Years x. 226 She would not accept the margin of privacy that other mind-links allowed.