science fiction

noun

Definition of science fiction

  1. :  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

science–fictional

play \ˈsī-ən(t)s-ˈfik-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of science fiction in a sentence

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

1851

First Known Use of science fiction

1851


SCIENCE FICTION Defined for English Language Learners

science fiction

noun

Definition of science fiction for English Language Learners

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


SCIENCE FICTION Defined for Kids

science fiction

noun

Definition of science fiction for Students

  1. :  made-up stories about the influence of real or imagined science on society or individuals



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