Full record for mindmelding n.

Definition the action of a mindmeld
OED requirements antedating 1968
Comment Sue Surova submitted a 1968 cite from "The Making of Star Trek".

Added to the OED in September 2002.

Last modified 6 July, 2008

Citations for mindmelding n.

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1968 S. E. Whitfield in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ ii. v. 227 Another unique Vulcan ability exhibited by Spock is a type of ESP that the Vulcans refer to as ‘mind-melding’. He can merge his mind with that of another intelligence and can read its thoughts‥. He dislikes doing so because the process requires emotional content as well.
1986 D. Carey Dreadnought iv. 55 Advanced mind-melding techniques. Complete.