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Date added Word Definition
2020-12-22 cosy catastrophe n. (No cites) see catastrophe adj.
2020-12-22 regeneration tank n. (1950) a tank, typically filled with a nutrient bath, in which a person can recover from severe injury, such as the loss of a limb
2020-12-22 organlegger n. (1967) a person who illegally removes organs from people or corpses and sells them to use for transplantation
2020-12-22 auton n. (1970) an autonomous robot or robotic device; (specif. in form Auton) in the British television series Doctor Who: one of a group of malevolent humanoid robots having plastic-like skin
2020-12-21 pressor ray n. (1942) = pressor beam n.
2020-12-21 science fantasy n. 2 (1932) = imaginative fiction
2020-12-20 robotic n. (1950) a robot; a robotic device
2020-12-20 robotically adv. 2 (1953) by means of a robot or robotics
2020-12-18 SF/F n. (1981) science fiction and fantasy, regarded as a single broad genre
2020-12-17 slugthrower n. (1962) a weapon that fires a physical projectile, in contrast to an energy weapon n.
2020-12-16 earth-norm adj. (1942) = Earth-normal adj.
2020-12-16 earth-normal n. (1932) the condition or amount of something (as gravity) that is normally found on Earth
2020-12-14 space-travelling adj. (1930) capable of space travel; that travels in space
2020-12-14 transdimensional adj. (1931) designating movement between dimensions; involving more than one dimension
2020-12-13 gravity drive n. (1932) a spaceship drive that uses any technology associated with gravity
2020-12-12 holocamera n. (1975) = holocam n.
2020-12-12 holoscreen n. (1969) a screen that displays a hologram
2020-12-12 supernormal n. (1936) a being with extraordinary (usu. psychic) powers as compared to other members of their kind
2020-12-11 speculative fiction n. 3 (1968) fiction which includes science fictional elements but which is regarded as not part of the genre of science fiction, as because it is soft science fiction, or to avoid a stigma felt to be associated with the term ‘science fiction’
2020-12-11 speculative fiction n. 2 (1952) = imaginative fiction
2020-12-11 space gun n. 2 (1932) a weapon used in by people in space; a toy handgun of a style imagined to be used by space travellers
2020-12-10 space-bound adj. 2 (1942) headed to space
2020-12-09 matrix n. (1976) with the: = cyberspace n.
2020-12-09 loc v. (1962) to write a loc (to)
2020-12-09 braintape n. (1946) a recording of the (entire) contents of a person’s mind
2020-12-07 hypospray n. (1947) an injection device which forces a fine, high-pressure jet of fluid through the skin without breaking it
2020-12-07 tribble n. (1967) in the fictional universe of the Star Trek franchise: a species of small, furry, featureless aliens
2020-12-07 smeghead n. (1988) in the British TV series Red Dwarf: a foolish or contemptible person
2020-12-07 smeg n. (1988) in the British TV series Red Dwarf: (used as a mild expletive)
2020-12-07 smeg v. (1988) in the British TV series Red Dwarf: (used as a mild expletive)
2020-12-07 3V n. (No cites) see tri-v n.
2020-12-07 planetside n. (1959) the surface of a planet; a base or other installation on a planet
2020-12-06 newspeak n. (1949) the artificial language used for official propaganda in the dystopia of Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four; (hence): any corrupt form of English; esp. ambiguous or euphemistic language as used in official pronouncements or political propaganda
2020-12-05 Wookiee n. (1974) in the fictional universe of the Star Wars franchise: (a member of) a race of tall, hairy, humanoid aliens
2020-12-05 Romulan n. (1966) in the fictional universe of the Star Trek franchise: a member of a humanoid alien race
2020-12-05 mundane adj. 2 (2004) denoting a subgenre of science fiction characterized by a rejection of themes considered scientifically implausible (as faster-than-light travel, alternate universes, etc.)
2020-11-30 space sailor n. (1933) a person who travels in space, esp. as a profession
2020-11-29 suit radio n. (1941) a communications system in the helmet of a space suit
2020-11-29 Padawan n. (1973) in the fictional universe of the Star Wars franchise: an apprentice Jedi; also (often humorously) in extended and allusive use: a youthful, naive, or untrained person
2020-11-29 triffid n. (1951) in John Wyndham’s novel The Day of the Triffids: one of a race of malevolent alien plants which threaten to overrun the world
2020-11-27 Tardis n. 2 (1969) (literally or figuratively) something with a larger capacity than its outward appearance suggests
2020-11-27 TARDIS n. 1 (1963) in the British television series Doctor Who: a time machine having the outward form of a police telephone box; (hence) any means of travelling through time
2020-11-23 energy rifle n. (1934) an energy gun in the form of a long shoulder weapon
2020-11-23 light barrier n. 1 (1930) a force field made of beams of light
2020-11-23 light barrier n. 2 (1950) the speed of light, as a theoretical limit of speed of any object
2020-11-20 jet car n. (1946) a form of aircar powered by jets
2020-11-18 hyperspeed n. (1951) a speed faster than the speed of light
2020-11-17 Lunarian adj. (1868) from or characteristic of Earth’s Moon
2020-11-12 atomics n. 1 (1932) any device powered by nuclear energy, esp. a nuclear-powered engine
2020-11-12 atomics n. 2 (1943) atomic weapons