a broad literary genre encompassing any fiction with supernatural, fantastical, or futuristic elements
a term for science fiction or fantasy fiction
distinguishing this genre from pulp, comics, superhero science fiction
adjective 1. pertaining to, of the nature of, or characterized by speculation, contemplation, conjecture, or abstract reasoning: a speculative approach. 2. theoretical, rather than practical: speculative conclusions. 3. given to speculation, as persons, the mind, etc. 4. of the nature of or involving commercial or financial speculation: speculative ventures. 5. engaging in or given to […]
noun 1. philosophy embodying beliefs insusceptible of proof and attempting to gain insight into the nature of the ultimate by intuitive or a priori means.
noun 1. a person who is engaged in commercial or financial speculation. 2. a person who makes advance purchases of tickets, as to games or theatrical performances, that are likely to be in demand, for resale later at a higher price. 3. a person who is devoted to mental speculation. noun 1. a person who […]
noun, plural specula [spek-yuh-luh] /ˈspɛk yə lə/ (Show IPA), speculums. 1. a mirror or reflector, especially one of polished metal, as on a reflecting telescope. 2. speculum metal. 3. Surgery. an instrument for rendering a part accessible to observation, as by enlarging an orifice. 4. Ornithology. a lustrous or specially colored area on the wings […]