Science Fiction Vocabulary

Shift into hyperspace and set your blasters to stun. Practice your vocabulary with these sci-fi words.

  1. android | see definition»

    a robot that looks like a person

  2. antigravity | see definition»

    reducing, canceling, or protecting against the effect of gravity

  3. blaster | see definition»

    a handheld weapon similar to a gun that fires bolts of energy instead of physical projectiles

  4. cyberpunk | see definition»

    science fiction dealing with future urban societies dominated by computer technology

  5. cyborg | see definition»

    a bionic human

  6. extraterrestrial | see definition»

    originating, existing, or occurring outside the earth or its atmosphere

  7. hyperspace | see definition»

    a fictional space in which extraordinary events happen

  8. kryptonite | see definition»

    a substance that causes the comic-book character Superman to become weak when he is exposed to it

  9. martian | see definition»

    an imaginary creature in books, movies, etc., that lives on or comes from the planet Mars

  10. multiverse | see definition»

    a theoretical reality that includes a possibly infinite number of parallel universes

  11. space-time | see definition»

    the whole or a portion of physical reality determinable by a usually four-dimensional coordinate system

  12. starship | see definition»

    a spacecraft designed for interstellar travel

  13. superhuman | see definition»

    being above the human : DIVINE

  14. time machine | see definition»

    a hypothetical device that permits travel into the past and future

  15. UFO | see definition»

    a mysterious flying object in the sky that is sometimes assumed to be a spaceship from another planet

  16. warp speed | see definition»

    the highest possible speed

  17. wormhole | see definition»

    a hypothetical structure of space-time envisioned as a tunnel connecting points that are separated in space and time

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