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Date added Word Definition
2021-03-29 gravity n. (1930) = gee n. 2
2021-03-25 organlegging n. (1969) the illegal trading of human organs for transplant; cf. organlegger n.
2021-03-25 meatspace n. (1993) the physical world, in contrast to cyberspace or a virtual environment; cf. slightly earlier meat world n.
2021-03-25 datapad n. (1962) a thin handheld electronic device for viewing and manipulating information; a tablet computer
2021-03-24 escape ship n. (1932) = lifeboat n.; lifeship n.
2021-03-22 mundane n. 1 (1946) a non-imaginative story
2021-03-19 robotrix n. (1933) a robot assigned a female identity; a robot having female or feminine characteristics
2021-03-16 fanarchistic adj. (1944) preferring to avoid organized forms of fandom
2021-03-16 fanarchist n. (1942) a fan who shuns organized fandom; a fan who advocates for individual or small-group activities
2021-03-15 xenopsychology n. (1972) the psychology of alien races
2021-03-15 xenopsychologist n. (1980) a specialist in xenopsychology n.
2021-03-10 psychohistorian n. (1945) an expert in psychohistory n.
2021-03-08 companion n. (1963) in the British television series Doctor Who: any of the usually human characters who (regularly) travel with the Doctor
2021-03-08 regeneration n. (1978) in the British television series Doctor Who: the process by which a Time Lord transforms themself into a new physical form, esp. after an experience that would otherwise be fatal; (also) a particular manifestation of a Time Lord
2021-03-08 Cyberman n. (1966) in the British television series Doctor Who: one of a race of emotionless cybernetic humanoids
2021-03-08 time lord n. (1969) in the British television series Doctor Who: one of a race of humanoid aliens from the planet Gallifrey who are able to control time-travel technology
2021-03-02 Earthish n. (1956) a universal language of Earth; = Earthian n. 2
2021-03-01 speeder n. (1932) any of various small personal vehicles, typically travelling on or very close to the ground
2021-03-01 landspeeder n. (1977) in the fictional universe of the Star Wars franchise: a small vehicle that uses antigravity technology to hover close to the ground
2021-02-26 autodoc n. (1965) a system providing automated medical care
2021-02-24 tesser v. (1962) in Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time: to travel through space by means of a tesseract n.
2021-02-24 tesseract n. (1962) in Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time: a means of travelling through space by manipulating the dimensions of spacetime
2021-02-23 grimdark n. (2008) a subgenre of (esp. fantasy) fiction characterized by a nihilistic, violent, and dystopian atmosphere or setting
2021-02-22 hyperspatial adj. (1934) in or relating to hyperspace n.
2021-02-22 downtime adj. (1978) esp. in time-travel contexts: in or from the past; cf. uptime adj.
2021-02-22 downtime adv. (1972) esp. in time-travel contexts: in, into, or toward the past; cf. uptime adv.
2021-02-21 xenocidal adj. (1979) of, pertaining to, or involving xenocide n.
2021-02-20 asterite n. (1933) a native or inhabitant of an asteroid
2021-02-20 realspace n. (1973) the ordinary universe; space that exists outside of hyperspace, wormholes, or other notional regions used for faster-than-light travel; cf. otherspace n.
2021-02-19 topside adv. (1933) in or towards the upper parts of a spacecraft; (also) in or towards orbit
2021-02-18 Vulcan nerve pinch n. (1968) a one-handed pinch delivered (chiefly by Vulcans) to the base of a person’s neck that immediately renders the victim unconscious
2021-02-18 Vulcan mind meld n. (1968) = mind-meld n.
2021-02-18 Vulcan n. (1966) in the fictional universe of the Star Trek franchise: a member of a humanoid alien race, characterized by strictly logical and rational thinking and the suppression of normal human emotions; (hence) a person regarded as having similar characteristics
2021-02-18 cryosleep n. (1972) = cold sleep n.
2021-02-13 hubward adv. (1977) (of a rotating or circular body, as a space station) near or towards the center, rather than the edge
2021-02-12 thud and blunder n. (1940) (a disparaging term for) an adventure story that features violent exploits
2021-02-11 groundlubber n. (1939) = groundhog n.
2021-02-02 Afrofuturism n. (1993) a movement in literature, music, art, etc., featuring futuristic or science-fictional themes which incorporate elements of Black (American) history and culture
2021-01-30 spindizzy n. (1950) in James Blish’s City in Flight series: a faster-than-light antigravity drive powered by a field that alters the magnetic rotation of atoms
2021-01-29 conlang n. (1991) an artificially created language; esp. a language invented to represent the speech of an alien race
2021-01-28 frak v. (1978) (a euphemism for) fuck, in various senses and parts of speech
2021-01-28 time barrier n. (1933) something (either inherent or created) that prevents travel through time
2021-01-27 wetware n. (1963) biological structures or systems regarded as analogous to computer equipment; (specif.) the human brain; the mind, esp. when able to be affected or altered by computer processes
2021-01-27 flux capacitor n. (1981) in the film Back to the Future and its sequels: the core component of the time machine made of a DeLorean automobile
2021-01-27 anti-agathic adj. (1954) (of a drug, medical treatment, etc.) that prolongs life
2021-01-27 anti-agathic n. (1954) a drug or other medical treatment that prolongs life
2021-01-26 tricorder n. (1966) in the fictional universe of the Star Trek franchise: a medium-sized hand-held device used for data sensing, analysis, and recording
2021-01-24 blast rifle n. (1935) a long shoulder weapon that fires a destructive beam of energy; cf. blaster n.
2021-01-23 space dog n. (1937) = spacehound n.
2021-01-23 space cruiser n. (1925) a spaceship; = cruiser n.