from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An intelligent being; a being with a base reasoning capacity roughly equivalent to or greater than that of a human being. The word does not apply to machines unless they have true artificial intelligence, rather than mere processing capacity.


First used in the 1966 works by Poul Anderson, coined by his wife Karen Anderson. See σοφός. (Wiktionary)



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