Full record for psi n.

Definition paranormal phenomena or faculties collectively; the psychic force supposed to be manifested by these
OED requirements antedating 1942
Earliest cite R. H. Thouless in Proc. Soc. Psychical Res.
Last modified 31 July, 2019

Citations for psi n.

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1953 W. M. Miller Jr. Crucifixus Etiam in T. Shippey Oxf. Bk. Sci. Fiction (1992) 243 In the meantime, we'll build pressurized cities close to the wells. If everything pans out, we'll get a lot of colonists here, and gradually condition them to live in a seven or eight psi atmosphere–which is about the best we can hope to get.
1984 D. Brin Practice Effect viii.ii. 168 The Practice Effect was at least partly a psi power exercised by humans on this world.
1989 J. M. Dillard Lost Years x. 205 When she was old enough to be told about her psi , she'd worried that she suffered from some type of madness.
1990 Omni Nov. 100/1 Is parapsychology a dying field? Lack of funding and the demise of several top psi laboratories suggest that parapsychology may well be on the rocks.
1992 SFRA Rev. July—Aug.—Sept. 6 Blackburn identified Bulwer-Lytton's 1871 The Coming Race as the first psi novel published and later referred to?as an early speculation about the reality of the mind.
1995 Interzone Mar. 55/1 The novella “Need” (1960) is one of the best of his psi -stories, but it is also one of the most harrowing; here the possession of a superhuman sensitivity becomes an alienating force in its own right, and the self-knowledge which the protagonist gains by virtue of his association with the empath is coldly unflattering.
2005 Apex Sci. Fiction & Horror Digest Fall 12 She had some pretty sharp psi-skills so she could mess with my brain while we were screwing.