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
science–fictionalplay \ˈsī-ən(t)s-ˈfik-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
Examples of science fiction in a sentence
Time travel exists only in the realm of science fiction.
First Known Use of science fiction
SCIENCE FICTION Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of science fiction for Students
: made-up stories about the influence of real or imagined science on society or individuals
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