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Date added Word Definition
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
2022-01-06 earthshine n. (1813) sunlight reflected from Earth (esp. as illuminating or visible on the surface of the Moon)
2021-12-30 Sirian n. 2 (1949) the language of Sirians
2021-12-29 Sirian adj. (1876) of or relating to the Sirius system or its inhabitants
2021-12-29 Sirian n. 1 (1834) a native or inhabitant of the Sirius system
2021-12-28 Venusian n. 2 (1931) the language of Venusians
2021-12-23 Callistan n. 2 (1941) the language of Callistans
2021-12-23 Callistan adj. (1933) of or relating to the Jovian moon Callisto or its inhabitants; cf. slightly earlier Callistonian adj.
2021-12-23 Callistan n. 1 (1932) a native or inhabitant of the Jovian moon Callisto; cf. slightly earlier Callistonian n.
2021-12-22 glitch n. (1998) in phrase a glitch in the matrix: in the 1999 film The Matrix: an anomaly in the virtual representation of reality in which much of the film takes place, indicating a change or error in the underlying computer simulation; (hence, broadly) a mistake, an error, a problem
2021-12-20 Europan adj. (1931) of or relating to the Jovian moon Europa or its inhabitants
2021-12-20 Europan n. 2 (1930) the language of Europans
2021-12-20 Europan n. 1 (1930) a native or inhabitant of the Jovian moon Europa
2021-12-17 Saturnian n. 2 (1935) the language of Saturnians
2021-12-17 Saturnian adj. (1675) of or relating to the the planet Saturn or its inhabitants
2021-12-16 Saturnian n. 1 (1738) a native or inhabitant of the planet Saturn
2021-12-16 Neptunian n. 2 (1930) the language of Neptunians
2021-12-16 Neptunian adj. (1849) of or relating to the the planet Neptune or its inhabitants