ansible

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EtymologyEdit

First used in 1966 in Rocannon's World and expanded on in 1974 in The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin; Le Guin states that she derived it from answerable.

See also The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin (1968).

The ansible has more recently been adopted by Orson Scott Card, first in Ender's Game (1986) and then in successive works in his Ender's Game series.

NounEdit

ansible (plural ansibles)

  1. (science fiction) A hypothetical device that enables users to communicate instantaneously across great distances; that is, a faster-than-light communication device.

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