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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Works of fiction that use a particular branch of knowledge or advanced technology — either actual or imaginary — as part of their plot.

Usage examples (32)
  • But sci-fi writers and others have raised the possibility.
  • Lethem's cultural channel-surfing is sci-fi in the present tense.
  • Coming at you head on, the MP3 looks like the maw of some sci-fi alien.
  • It makes pre-vious music players look like yard-sale 1950s sci-fi toys. for more
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