1950, coined by U.S. writer Latin Ron Hubbard (1911-1986), an alteration of dianoetic (1670s) "of or pertaining to thought," from Greek dianoetikos "of or for thinking; intellectual," from dianoetos, verbal adjective from dianoe-esthai "to think," from dia- "through" (see dia-) + noe-ein "to think, suppose."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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  • That sounds like this dianetics business that was going the rounds awhile back.

    The Mind Digger

    Winston Marks

  • But whether I practice Yoga, Dianetics, or write the lines on a sugarcoated pill and swallow it is my trade secret.

    The Fourth R

    George Oliver Smith