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psi

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  1. pounds per square inch.
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psi1

[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 psi1

1350–1400; Middle English < Greek pseî

psi2

[sahy]
noun
  1. any purportedly psychic phenomenon, as psychokinesis, telepathy, clairvoyance, or the like.
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Origin of psi2

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

psi1

abbreviation for
  1. pounds per square inch
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psi2

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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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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psi

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