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science fiction

n.
A literary or cinematic genre in which fantasy, typically based on speculative scientific discoveries or developments, environmental changes, space travel, or life on other planets, forms part of the plot or background.

sci′ence-fic′tion adj.
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science fiction

n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms)
a. a literary genre that makes imaginative use of scientific knowledge or conjecture
b. (as modifier): a science fiction writer.
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sci′ence fic′tion


n.
a form of fiction that draws imaginatively on scientific knowledge and speculation.
[1925–30]
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science fiction

  • droid - A robot in science fiction, it is a shortening of android.
  • death ray - Was a staple of (pulp) science fiction in the mid-20th century.
  • time warp - A concept that arose in the 1950s and originally applied to science fiction.
  • warp speed - Alludes to the use in science fiction, especially the speed used for interstellar travel in the science fiction television series Star Trek.
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science fiction

(SF) A genre that makes imaginative use of scientific knowledge or conjecture of future scientific development. When this is pseudo-scientific with no grounding in real science, it is often known as science fantasy.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.science fiction - literary fantasy involving the imagined impact of science on societyscience fiction - literary fantasy involving the imagined impact of science on society
teleportation - a hypothetical mode of instantaneous transportation; matter is dematerialized at one place and recreated at another
fantasy, phantasy - fiction with a large amount of imagination in it; "she made a lot of money writing romantic fantasies"
cyberpunk - a genre of fast-paced science fiction involving oppressive futuristic computerized societies
teleport - transport by dematerializing at one point and assembling at another
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Translations
الخَيال العِلْميخِيَالٌ عِلْمِيّ
science fictionvědecká fantastika
science fiction
tieteiskirjallisuus
znanstvena fantastika
sci-fitudományos-fantasztikus regény
vísindaskáldskapur
サイエンスフィクションフィクション空想科学小説
공상 과학 소설
science fiction
znanstvena fantastika
science fiction
นวนิยายวิทยาศาสตร์
truyện khoa học viễn tưởng

science fiction

nSciencefiction f; science fiction novelZukunftsroman m, → Sciencefictionroman m
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science fiction

nfantascienza
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science

(ˈsaiəns) noun
1. knowledge gained by observation and experiment.
2. a branch of such knowledge eg biology, chemistry, physics etc.
3. these sciences considered as a whole. My daughter prefers science to languages.
ˌscienˈtific (-ˈti-) adjective
1. of science. scientific dis-coveries.
2. (negative unscientific) following the rules of science. scientific methods.
ˌscienˈtifically (-ˈti-) adverb
ˈscientist noun
a person who studies one or more branches of science.
science fiction abbreviation ( sci-fi)
stories dealing with future times on Earth or in space.
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science fiction

خِيَالٌ عِلْمِيّ vědecká fantastika science fiction Sciencefiction επιστημονική φαντασία ciencia ficción tieteiskirjallisuus science fiction znanstvena fantastika fantascienza サイエンスフィクション 공상 과학 소설 sciencefiction science fiction fantastyka naukowa ficção científica научная фантастика science fiction นวนิยายวิทยาศาสตร์ bilim kurgu truyện khoa học viễn tưởng 科幻小说
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Examination of futuretypes present in current science fiction provides predictions about gender and sexuality in our future society.
Science fiction has been coined "the literature of ideas" because it feeds the process of ideating the future.
Working with what she calls the "pre-space" age, Haywood Ferreira makes a case for considering science fiction a "global genre" and emphasizes the need to insert Latin American science fiction production in it.
Science fiction has often been on the cutting edge of the cultural and social change, fittingly for a genre of literature that is fundamentally future-oriented.

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