A mentat is the name created for the human computers of the fictional universe in the book series Dune originally written by Frank Herbert. Has this book series become popular and common enough to use the word "mentat" in a written work outside the Dune universe?
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If you're using it as a word simply meaning a "human computer" I think it would need explanation as to its original reference. Even ardent science fiction fans who are familiar with Herbert's universe would think of the term as specific to Herbert's use, not your own. Bread's link to Webster regards its use as a name for a specific computer language, only. The word is not in common use as a term for a human computer.