Vulcan n.

in the fictional universe of the Star Trek franchise: a member of a humanoid alien race, characterized by strictly logical and rational thinking and the suppression of normal human emotions; (hence) a person regarded as having similar characteristics

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  • 1966 J. D. F. Black Memo 9 May in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ iii. i. 278

    If he doesn't understand the ‘Sf’ factor in Vulcan proper names, then he should be publicly chastised.

  • 1968 D. C. Fontana Tomorrow is Yesterday in J. Blish Star Trek 2 34 D. C. Fontana

    Mr. Spock here tells me that he is half Vulcan.

  • 1980 B. Warren It’s OK to Like the Star Trek Movie in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine Aug. 80 page image Bill Warren bibliography

    This half-Vulcan, half-human hybrid…has a greater wellspring of emotion than other Vulcans.

  • 1995 D. W. Smith & K. K. Rusch Star Trek Voyager: Escape xx. 203 Dean Wesley Smith Kristine Kathryn Rusch bibliography

    Paris glanced at him, then did a double take. The Vulcan actually looked relieved.

  • 1996 W. Shatner Return i. 7 William Shatner

    Spock had become instrumental in the efforts to reduce those tensions by decades of secret negotiations intended to reconcile the Romulans with the Vulcans.

  • 2002 New Yorker 14 Oct. 166/1

    In 1999, Rice resigned as a provost of Stanford and became the head of Bush’s team of foreign-policy advisers, which was known within the campaign as the Vulcans.

  • 2014 J. Trudeau Common Ground (2015) i. 38

    Whenever they had an argument, my father’s utterly rational approach, she claimed, was overly Vulcan.

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