a form of fiction that draws imaginatively on scientific knowledge and speculation in its plot, setting, theme, etc.
a literary genre that makes imaginative use of scientific knowledge or conjecture
(as modifier): a science fiction writer
science fiction definition
Works of fiction that use scientific discoveries or advanced technology — either actual or imaginary — as part of their plot. Jules Verne and H. G. Wells were early writers of science fiction. More recent ones are Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury.
- Science museum
noun 1. a museum in London, originating from 1852 and given its present name and site in 1899: contains collections relating to the history of science, technology, and industry
- Science park
noun 1. an area usually linked with a university where scientific research and commercial development are carried on in cooperation noun an area set aside for office buildings which house scientific or technological research and development firms
noun 1. a mental state in which one has knowledge that one’s action, statement, etc., is wrong, deceptive, or illegal: often used as a standard of guilt: The court found that the company had the requisite scienter for securities fraud. adverb 2. knowingly or deliberately: His wife’s statements were made scienter. adverb 1. (law) knowingly; […]
[skee-en-tee-ah est poh-ten-tee-ah; English see-en-shee-uh est poh-ten-shee-uh] /skiˈɛn tiˌɑ ɛst poʊˈtɛn tiˌɑ; English siˈɛn ʃi ə ɛst poʊˈtɛn ʃi ə/ Latin. 1. knowledge is power.