mindmelding n.

= mind-meld n.

Star Trek


  • 1968 S. E. Whitfield in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ ii. v. 227 page image bibliography

    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 Diane Carey bibliography

    Advanced mind-melding techniques. Complete.

  • 2005 St. Louis (Missouri) Post-Dispatch (Nexis) 2 Sept. b1

    The drama is a result of mind-melding between…vice chairman, and…chairman of the business law department, whose vision was to create a teaching tool that didn’t sound like Klingon to executives and directors.

Research requirements

antedating 1968

Research History
Sue Surova submitted a 1968 cite from "The Making of Star Trek".

Added to the OED in September 2002.

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