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2020-07-20 Force n. (1974) (with the) in the fictional universe of the Star Wars franchise: a mystical universal energy field which certain individuals, such as the Jedi, can harness to gain special powers or abilities
2020-07-20 ferry n. (1941) a small spacecraft used, esp. on a regular schedule, to transport passengers or cargo over a relatively short distance, as between an orbiting craft and a planet’s surface
2020-07-20 feelie n. (1929) a motion picture augmented by tactile effects which are felt by the viewer; chiefly in plural (frequently with the): the screening of such pictures; such pictures as a type of entertainment
2020-07-19 energy vampire n. (1967) a being that feeds on energy (in various senses)
2020-07-19 energy n. (1898) energy portrayed as something which can be produced in a particular form, such as a projectile, beam, or wave, and transferred (typically with destructive effect) to a body upon contact
2020-07-19 empathist n. (1952) a person or being with the paranormal ability to perceive or share the feelings or emotional state of another; cf. empath n.
2020-07-19 ship v. (1998) transitive. To discuss, portray, or advocate a romantic pairing of (two characters who appear in a work of (serial) fiction), esp. when such a pairing is not depicted in the original work. Also intransitive.
2020-07-19 earthly adj. (1876) belonging to or characteristic of Earth
2020-07-19 Earthish adj. (1976) of or pertaining to the planet Earth or its inhabitants
2020-07-19 shipper n. (1996) a person who discusses, portrays, or advocates a romantic pairing of two characters who appear in a work of (serial) fiction, esp. when such a pairing is not depicted in the original work
2020-07-19 ship n. 2 (1996) a romantic pairing of two characters who appear in a work of (serial) fiction, esp. one which is discussed, portrayed, or advocated by fans rather than depicted in the original work; (also) fans who support a particular pairing, considered collectively
2020-07-18 manga n. (1951) a Japanese genre of cartoons and comic books, drawn in a meticulously detailed style, usually featuring characters with distinctive large, staring eyes, and typically having a science-fiction or fantasy theme, sometimes including violent or sexually explicit material
2020-07-17 datasphere n. (1989) the notional environment in which digital data is stored; esp. the internet viewed in this way; (also) the realm of virtual reality; cyberspace n.
2020-07-17 clone n. (1970) any member of a hypothetical population of artificially produced, identical people, aliens, etc. Also: a duplicate of a living person
2020-07-17 biocomputer n. (1952) a computer having components and circuits formed from or modelled on biological molecules or structures
2020-07-17 Alpha Centaurian adj. (1934) of or relating to the Alpha Centauri star system or its inhabitants; cf. Centaurian adj.
2020-07-17 Alpha Centaurian n. (1931) a native or inhabitant of the Alpha Centauri star system; cf. Centaurian n.
2020-07-17 Centaurian adj. (1901) of or relating to the constellation Centaurus or one of its star systems, esp. Alpha Centauri, or its inhabitants; cf. Alpha Centaurian adj.
2020-07-17 Centaurian n. (1931) a native or inhabitant of the constellation Centaurus or of a star system within it, esp. Alpha Centauri; cf. Alpha Centaurian n.
2020-07-17 carbonite n. (1980) a carbon-based material in which a person can be cryogenically preserved