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Date added Word Definition
2020-11-11 pseudogravitational adj. (1942) of or relating to pseudogravity n.
2020-11-11 pseudo-gravitation n. (1941) = pseudogravity n.
2020-11-11 time radio n. (1934) a device that allows messages (but not physical objects) to be sent across time
2020-11-11 unobtainium n. (1956) a hypothetical substance that would be highly desirable but is unrealized or unobtainable; a notional substance with exceptional or ideal properties
2020-11-11 plane n. (1927) = dimension n.
2020-11-11 omniverse n. (1948) all universes collectively; cf. multiverse n. 1
2020-11-11 contragravity n. (1929) = antigravity n.
2020-11-11 time hopper n. 1 (1955) = time machine n.
2020-11-11 time hopper n. 2 (1967) = time traveller n.
2020-11-11 red pill n. (1998) a drug that reveals esp. unpleasant truths of the real world; cf. blue pill n.
2020-11-11 blue pill n. (1998) a drug that allows one to remain ignorant of reality; cf. red pill n.
2020-11-11 time police n. (1950) officers who travels through time to attempt to prevent the past from being changed; a governmental body that regulates time travel
2020-11-11 time fault n. (1934) a disturbance in time; a place where time travel is possible, or where time progresses in unpredictable ways; cf. timeslip n., time storm n.
2020-11-10 nowhen adv. (1982) (in time-travel contexts): in or at no time
2020-11-10 Standard n. (1952) (the name of) a language spoken on multiple worlds or by multiple species; the common language of a group or place; cf. Galactic n. 2
2020-11-10 everywhen n. (1942) (in time-travel contexts) all points in time
2020-11-10 Anglic n. (1950) a future language descended from Modern English
2020-11-06 -con suffix (1940) (used to form the names of conventions, with the first element indicating the location or (typically in informal designations) the main subject or focus of the event) cf. con n.
2020-11-06 Dark Side n. 2 (1975) the force of evil
2020-11-06 eyetracks n. (1952) imaginary marks left on a book by the act of reading it
2020-11-05 gravity plate n. (1932) a device that creates or nullifies the effects of gravity
2020-11-04 Law of Robotics n. (1944) in the writing of Isaac Asimov: each of three (later sometimes four) rules devised to govern the behaviour of robots
2020-11-03 motherworld n. (1928) the planet on which a species originated; cf. homeworld n.
2020-11-03 novum n. (1972) an element in a work of science fiction that establishes that the work takes place in a non-normal world; the key science-fictional element in a work
2020-11-03 impossible story n. (1913) esp. in the early pulp era: a work of imaginative fiction; a different story n.
2020-11-02 space force n. (1932) a branch of the military that acts in outer space
2020-11-02 starway n. (1932) an established route between stars; usu. pl. starways the realm of space travel in general; cf. spaceway n.
2020-11-02 pod person adj. (1956) an alien, a monster; a person considered to be conformist, unoriginal, or emotionless; one who lacks personality or individuality
2020-11-01 system-wide adj. (1935) extending or existing throughout or across a solar system
2020-11-01 seetee n. (1942) = contraterrene matter
2020-10-29 sapience n. (1962) (of non-humans) intelligence
2020-10-25 inner space n. (1920) the human mind; the innermost parts of one’s psyche
2020-10-22 flame gun n. (1934) a gun (esp. a handgun) that shoots flames; cf. flame pistol n.
2020-10-22 tight-beamed adj. (1951) of a message: sent by means of a tight-beam n.
2020-10-22 tight-beam v. (1959) to send (esp. a message) by means of a tight-beam n.; to send to (someone) by means of a tight-beam n.; also intrans.
2020-10-20 time viewer n. (1940) = chronoscope n.
2020-10-20 time storm n. (1942) a disturbance in time which can bring people and things from different times into the same timeline; cf. timequake n., timeslip n.
2020-10-20 timeslip n. (1941) a rift or flaw in the fabric of time that allows travel between two or more periods of time or timelines; any accidental or unexplained movement between periods of time; cf. timequake n., time storm n.
2020-10-20 time-path n. (1934) = timestream n.
2020-10-20 time cop n. (1953) a member of the time police n.
2020-10-20 Terran n. 2 (1952) a common language spoken on Earth or by Earthlings
2020-10-20 temporal paradox n. (1954) = time paradox n.
2020-10-20 uptime adj. (1978) esp. in time-travel contexts: in or from the future; cf. downtime adj.
2020-10-20 uptime adv. (1972) esp. in time-travel contexts: in, into, or toward the future; cf. downtime adv.
2020-10-19 unhuman n. (1944) an intelligent nonhuman entity; alien n.; cf. non-human n.
2020-10-19 unperson n. (1949) a person who, usually for political reasons, is deemed not to have existed and whose name is removed from all public records; hence, more generally: a person whose contributions or achievements are officially denied or disregarded; a person regarded as less than human
2020-10-19 ultradrive n. (1951) a type of faster-than-light star drive
2020-10-18 xeno- prefix (1962) (used to form words indicating that the base element is or relates to an alien)
2020-10-17 X-Phile n. (1994) a fan of the TV show The X-Files
2020-10-16 Anglofan n. (1941) a science fiction fan who is a native or resident of the United Kingdom