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Date added Word Definition
2022-05-17 science fiction n. 1 (1897) a work of science fiction n. 2
2022-05-05 gram v. (1940) = spacegram v.
2022-05-05 spacegram v. (1931) transitive to send (a spacegram); also with recipient as object, and intransitive
2022-05-05 spacegram n. (1931) a brief (written) message sent through space
2022-04-28 life tube n. (1930) an escape pod having a cylindrical shape; cf. lifeboat n.
2022-04-25 suit phone n. (1931) a communications system in the helmet of a space suit; cf. suit radio n.
2022-04-19 Titanese adj. (1932) of, or related to, the Saturnian moon Titan or its inhabitants; cf. Titanian adj.
2022-04-19 Titanese n. (1932) a native or inhabitant of the Saturnian moon Titan; (also) a language used on Titan or by Titanese; cf Titanian n.
2022-04-18 Titanian adj. (1931) of or relating to the Saturnian moon of Titan or its inhabitants; (rarely) of or relating to the Uranian moon Titania or its inhabitants
2022-04-18 Titanian n. (1931) a native or inhabitant of the Saturnian moon Titan; (rarely) a native or inhabitant of the Uranian moon Titania
2022-04-14 astroengineer n. (1947) an engineer who works on spacecraft or in space; a person who designs or operates the propulsion systems of spacecraft
2022-04-11 starport n. (1950) a place where (interstellar) spacecraft can take off and land; = spaceport n.
2022-04-07 jaunt v. (1956) esp. in reference to teleportation by psychic rather than technological means: = teleport v. 1; = teleport v. 2
2022-04-06 saucer people n. (1952) = saucerians
2022-04-06 saucerian n. (1947) a being that travels in a flying saucer; = alien n.
2022-03-28 time-warping adj. (1940) that creates a time warp; that moves (something) through time; (also) of or relating to a time warp
2022-03-25 Kornbluthian adj. (1941) of, relating to, or characteristic of the writing of Cyril M. Kornbluth
2022-03-23 Jonbar adj. (1977) in time-travel or alternate-history contexts: denoting a point at which a (trivial) action can result in a significantly different timeline (chiefly in form Jonbar hinge, Jonbar point)
2022-03-17 Marsian n. 2 (1882) the language of Marsians; = Martian n. 2
2022-03-17 Marsian adj. (1882) of or relating to the the planet Mars or its inhabitants; = Martian adj.
2022-03-17 Marsian n. 1 (1853) a native or inhabitant of the planet Mars; = Martian n. 1
2022-03-14 out-planet adj. (1944) = outworld adj.
2022-03-14 out-planet n. (1943) = outworld n.
2022-03-11 ion gun n. (1935) an energy weapon that emits ions
2022-03-10 Vestan adj. (1941) of or relating to the asteroid Vesta or its inhabitants
2022-03-10 Vestan n. (1942) a native or inhabitant of the asteroid Vesta
2022-03-04 Asimovian adj. 2 (1990) (of a robot or AI) governed by the Laws of Robotics
2022-03-03 out-system n. (1957) an area outside of a solar system
2022-03-03 out-system adv. (1951) in or toward the outer parts of a solar system; away from a solar system’s star; outside of a solar system
2022-03-03 out-system adj. (1949) of or relating to another solar system; outside of a solar system
2022-02-28 star liner n. (1932) = space liner n.
2022-02-24 space-armored adj. (1934) wearing space armor n.
2022-02-22 aerocab n. (1908) = aircab n.
2022-02-17 ether ship n. (1883) a spaceship
2022-02-14 WKF n. (1953) someone who is moderately prominent within a particular fandom; cf. BNF n.
2022-02-10 crudzine n. (1947) a zine regarded as low quality
2022-02-08 Betelgeusean n. 2 (1979) the language of Betelgeuseans
2022-02-08 Betelgeusean adj. (1921) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Betelgeuse system or its inhabitants
2022-02-08 Betelgeusean n. 1 (1921) a native or inhabitant of the Betelgeuse system
2022-02-03 xenolinguistics n. (1955) the study of alien languages
2022-02-02 fankind n. (1940) fans, considered collectively
2022-01-31 Aldebaranian n. 2 (1939) the language of Aldebaranians
2022-01-31 Aldebaranian adj. (1937) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Aldebaran system or its inhabitants
2022-01-31 Aldebaranian n. 1 (1930) a native or inhabitant of the Aldebaran system
2022-01-28 fanspeak n. (1951) distinctive language used by science-fiction fans
2022-01-19 Kobayashi Maru n. (1982) in the Star Trek universe: a training exercise in which a cadet commanding a ship must rescue a civilian vessel in enemy territory, with any strategy leading to an unsuccessful outcome; (hence) any no-win situation, esp. one used as a test of character
2022-01-18 lox n. (1965) plural of loc
2022-01-14 tractor field n. (1931) = tractor beam n.
2022-01-13 neopro n. (1967) a new professional writer
2022-01-10 Vegan n. 2 (1942) the language of Vegans