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treated as singular A particular branch of parapsychology which supposes an energy or force to emanate from living organisms and affect matter.
- ‘One major difference between Russia and the West appears to be that the Russians are regularly using psychotronics for beneficial purposes, while non-Russian governments steadfastly maintain that psychotronics "doesn't work".’
- ‘However, the Soviets were not conducting research into what the West means by ‘psychic research.’ The term for their general concept of the research was ‘psychotronics.’’
1970s: from psycho-, on the pattern of electronics.
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