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Date added Word Definition
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
2021-12-09 holovid n. (1973) a holographic video; a device or system that displays or records holographic videos; cf. holovision n.
2021-12-06 Peter Parker principle n. (No cites) see Spider-Man principle n.
2021-12-06 Spider-Man principle n. (2003) the adage โ€˜with great power comes great responsibilityโ€™
2021-11-30 astrogating n. (1932) = astrogation n.
2021-11-23 needle pistol n. (1933) a handheld needle gun n.
2021-11-19 biotech n. (1951) = biotechnician n.
2021-11-12 meat world n. (1992) = meatspace n.
2021-11-09 New Weird n. (2002) a genre that incorporates elements of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, typically in a complex urban setting
2021-10-26 stellar cartography n. (1883) a branch of cartography concerned with astronomical objects; (occas. cap.) an organizational unit or work area devoted to this; cf. astrogation n.
2021-10-25 time binding n. (1921) in General Semantics: the characteristically human ability to transmit knowledge to succeeding generations by means of (written) language; (hence, in Fandom) the act of documenting fannish activities
2021-10-22 power-up n. (1983) in a video game: an item that immediately provides temporary extra abilities to a player
2021-10-15 galaxy-wide adv. (1949) throughout a galaxy
2021-10-14 doppel n. (1981) a duplicate version of a person, as a clone, a virtual-reality representation, a shapeshifter, etc.
2021-10-11 fantascience n. (1934) = science fantasy n. 3; science fiction n. 2
2021-10-08 shaggy god story n. (1965) a story in which a religious (esp. biblical) myth is explained as having a science fictional origin
2021-09-28 combozine n. (1946) a collection of zines bound or published together, esp. for distribution at a convention
2021-09-27 pseudopod n. (1929) a temporary functional limb extended from the body of an amorphous being
2021-09-24 fanning n. (1940) the practice or activity of being a fan; participation in fandom