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science fiction

noun

: stories about how people and societies are affected by imaginary scientific developments in the future

Full Definition of SCIENCE FICTION

:  fiction dealing principally with the impact of actual or imagined science on society or individuals or having a scientific factor as an essential orienting component
sci·ence–fic·tion·al \ˈsī-ən(t)s-ˈfik-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of SCIENCE FICTION

  1. Time travel exists only in the realm of science fiction.

First Known Use of SCIENCE FICTION

1851

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