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empath

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A being with the mental ability of empathy. 1956 J. T. McIntosh Empath New Worlds (Aug.) 30 “How exactly does the government use empaths?” Tim shrugged. “We can tell the ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

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... n a being with the mental ability of empathy. 1956 J. T. McIntosh Empath New Worlds (Aug.) 30 “How exactly does the government use empaths?” Tim shrugged. “We can tell the level of a man's loyalty just by meeting him. We can walk around a factory and sense that there's going to be a strike.” 1968 H. Ellison Try Dull Knife Mag. of Fantasy & SF (Oct.) 71/1 That was Eddie Burma's problem. He was an empath. He felt. Deep inside himself, on a level most people never even know exists, he felt for the world. 1973 A. McCaffrey Bridle for Pegasus...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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empath

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A being with the mental ability of empathy. 1956 J. T. McIntosh Empath New Worlds (Aug.) 30 “How exactly does the government use empaths?” Tim shrugged. “We can tell the ...
precog

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The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

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...three and four pre-cogs come up with the same incident, seen from different angles. 1973 Daily News (New York) (Aug. 21) 53/1 Certain precogs prophesy the future with the buckshot approach, generalized predictions. 1995 P. F. Hamilton Nano Flower (1999) 385 Using an empath is routine, it's the least you need. Me, I prefer a precog if I can get me one. 2000 B. Lumley Necroscope: Defilers 43 He turned to the precog. “Ian, how's the future...

psionic

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The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

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... P. K. Dick Counter-Clock World (1990) 52 Like Seb he, too, was undoubtedly slightly psionic. 1994 B. Hambly Crossroad 102 I'd get all trusting and tell you […] what he did to break the docilization codes the Consilium keeps on every captain and astrogator and psionic empath in the Fleet. 2 of or relating to such abilities. 1952 Astounding SF Vol. XLIX 119/2 The psionic translator in his belt would have brought him the sense of every syllable, and enabled even these psionic illiterates to understand him. 1956 J. H. Schmitz Sleep No More ...

empathy

empathy n   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

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2007

... No World of Their Own P. Anderson & I. Asimov No World of Their Own / 1,000-Year Plan 116 The animal could not only receive the nervous impulses of others, but could at short range induce them. This was the basis of Holatan emotional empathy. 1956 J. T. McIntosh Empath New Worlds (Aug.) 40 The Circle's trying to get Tim without using empathy. They're all blanking out. 1976 S. Robinson Telempath 186 Because of the nature of a Name, Muskies can't help empathizing—it's what keeps them together and in contact with the High Muskies. 1979 ...

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