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science fiction

Syllabification: sci·ence fic·tion
(abbreviation: SF or Sci Fi)

Definition of science fiction in English:

noun

Fiction based on imagined future scientific or technological advances and major social or environmental changes, frequently portraying space or time travel and life on other planets.
Example sentences
  • He has composed for a variety of genres but science fiction, horror and fantasy stories dominate his filmography.
  • The motif of alien beings peopling our planet is a very common one in science fiction.
  • This very modern thriller has all the elements of science fiction combined with a racy thriller.

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