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psi

or p.s.i.

  1. pounds per square inch.
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psi

1
[sahy, psahy]
noun, plural psis.
  1. the 23rd letter of the Greek alphabet (Ψ, ψ).
  2. the group of consonant sounds represented by this letter.
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Origin of psi

1
1350–1400; Middle English < Greek pseî

psi

2
[sahy]
noun
  1. any purportedly psychic phenomenon, as psychokinesis, telepathy, clairvoyance, or the like.
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Origin of psi

2
1940–45; shortening of psychic or parapsychic
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British Dictionary definitions for psi

psi

1
abbreviation for
  1. pounds per square inch
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psi

2
noun
  1. the 23rd letter of the Greek alphabet (Ψ, ψ), a composite consonant, transliterated as ps
    1. paranormal or psychic phenomena collectively
    2. (as modifier)psi powers
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Word Origin and History for psi

n.

23rd letter of the Greek alphabet. Use for "psychic force, paranormal phenomenon" dates from 1942 (probably from psychic (adj.)).

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psi in Medicine

psi

(sī, psī)
n.
  1. The 23rd letter of the Greek alphabet.
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