Full record for psionic adj.

Definition pertaining to or involving psi
OED requirements antedating 1951
Earliest cite J. Williamson 'The Peddler's Nose'
Comment Rick Hauptmann submitted a 1951 cite from Jack Williamson's "The Peddler's Nose". (Earliest cite in the OED: 1952)
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Citations for psionic adj.

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1951 J. Williamson in Astounding Sci. Fiction Apr. 39/2 The man spoke a harsh-sounding tongue he had never heard before, but the psionic translator, a tiny device no more conspicuous than the native's hearing aid, brought the meaning to him instantly.
1951 J. Williamson in Astounding Sci. Fiction Apr. 44/1 The bright psionic labels looked blank at first, but they came to shining life under the eyes of the children, responding to the thoughts of each.
1951 J. Williamson Man From Outside in Astounding Sci. Fiction Mar. 130/1 The psionic translators rendered his name as Bowman, but its original clicking consonants were unpronounceable.
1967 P.K. Dick Counter-Clock World (1990) 52 Like Seb he, too, was undoubtedly slightly psionic.
1979 G. R. R. Martin Way of Cross & Dragon in T. Shippey Oxf. Bk. Sci. Fiction (1992) 468 The Church teaches that the psionic powers are one of Satan's traps.
1982 S. Shwartz Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ethic of Freedom in T. Staicar Feminine Eye (1982) vii. 73 Have psionic talents been bred into the human line?
1983 S. Marshak & M. Culbreath Triangle v.31 He had about as much psionic sensitivity as a potato.
1983 S. Brust Jhereg Introd. 5 There had been a time?when the lighting of a candle would have left me too weak even for psionic communication.
1985 M. W. Bonanno Dwellers in Crucible i. 24 His psionic impulses exploded dangerously into her consciousness.
1986 J.M. Dillard Mindshadow iii.72 As a result of losing the mind rules, his psionic rating has increased.