- the ability to discern the thoughts of others without the normal means of communication, especially by means of a preternatural power.
- an act or the practice of so discerning the thoughts of another.
Origin of mind reading
First recorded in 1880–85
Also called thought reading.
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Examples from the Web for mind reading
The mind-reading ability was just something that Stern had nervously imagined.Martians Never Die
Justice may, indeed, be said to be a necessary consequence of mind-reading.To Whom This May Come
An instance of Stuart C. Cumberland's mind-reading was cited.The Right Knock
He has been sitting here and saying to him self, Well, this is all mind-reading.
And so she could in spirit, for her perceptions amounted almost to mind-reading.Joyce's Investments
Fannie E. Newberry