su·​per·​mind | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈmīnd How to pronounce supermind (audio) \
plural superminds

Definition of supermind

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

First Known Use of supermind

1903, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Supermind.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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