science fiction

EnglishEdit

 
Cover of Rocket to the Moon, a 1951 science fiction comic book.

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EtymologyEdit

From science + fiction; apparently coined in 1851 by W. Wilson.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsaɪəns ˌfɪkʃən/
  • Hyphenation: sci‧ence fic‧tion
  • Rhymes: -ɪkʃən

NounEdit

science fiction (uncountable)

  1. Fiction in which advanced technology or science is a key element.
    Some people consider motion pictures such as the Star Wars movies more as fantasies than science fiction.
    Synonyms: (dated) scientific romance, (dated) scientifiction, sci-fi, SF, skiffy, stf
    Coordinate terms: fantasy, horror
    Hypernyms: imaginative fiction, non-mimetic fiction, SF/F/H, speculative fiction
    Hyponyms: hard science fiction, proto-science fiction, soft science fiction
  2. (by extension) Technology that, while theoretically possible, is not yet practical.
    Despite decades of research, mass-market personal aircraft are still science fiction.

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PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From English science fiction.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

science fiction n (indeclinable)

  1. (literature) science fiction (genre of fiction)
    Synonym: fantastyka naukowa
  2. (colloquial) something unbelievable

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