supermind

noun

su·​per·​mind ˌsü-pər-ˈmīnd How to pronounce supermind (audio)
plural superminds
1
: a mind or something like a mind that is much more powerful than the mind of a typical person
What if you could pop a pill to make you remember more, think faster, or become happier or higher-achieving? … The prospect of drug-enabled superminds is not just a futurist's fantasy. James Vlahos
Another challenge involves expectations. A new stereotype of autistic people as brainiacs, endowed with quirky superminds, is just as misguided as the old assumption that autistic people are mentally disabled … Gareth Cook
especially : one that is made up of the collective thoughts, memories, intelligence, or reasoning power of a large number of people or computers
the organization's collective supermind
a computer supermind
2
: a very intelligent person : genius
As business supermind Warren Buffett said this week, Congress can pass legislation soon and be at least partially right, or they can do nothing and be certainly wrong. Shea Van Hoy

Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of supermind was in 1903

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Cite this Entry

“Supermind.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supermind. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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