science fiction

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English[edit]

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

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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: scientific romance (dated), scientifiction (dated), 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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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From English science fiction.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsa.jɛns fʲikʂn/

Noun[edit]

science fiction n (indeclinable)

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

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