science fiction

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English[edit]

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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.
  2. 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]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English science fiction.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsa.jɛns ˈfʲik.ʂɨn/

Noun[edit]

science fiction n

  1. science fiction (genre of fiction)
  2. (colloquial) something unbelievable

Declension[edit]

Indeclinable.