Definition of science fiction in English:

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science fiction

Pronunciation: /ˈsīəns ˈˌfikSHən/
(abbreviation SF or Sci Fi)


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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Syllabification: sci·ence fic·tion

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