Definition of 'sci-fi'
Example sentences containing 'sci-fi'
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This terrific sci-fi drama series reaches its halfway point. The Sun (2015)Hopefully the return of the sci-fi drama will have the answers. The Sun (2015)Which sci-fi series uses all nine letters? The Sun (2014)Despite the many sequels that followed the first film in the sci-fi horror franchise is still the best. The Sun (2011)Double bill of the sci-fi drama. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Perfect for fans of classic 1980s sci-fi horror. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's the sort of technology seen in sci-fi films. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It's like something from a sci-fi film. The Sun (2011)The long-running sci-fi series gets a reboot in this prequel. The Sun (2010)The BBC1 sci-fi series returns next month. The Sun (2006)The 50-year-old sci-fi series has also had to defend itself over ratings. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This gripping prequel to the 1982 sci-fi classic of the same name is just as exciting as its predecessor. The Sun (2012)This voyage sends the film through various sci-fi modes, from musings on the wonders of the universe to pure action. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The bombastic sci-fi series returns with a prequel exploring the early days of humanity's battle against a subterranean alien horde. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The action takes place inside a huge doll's house in an episode of the sci-fi drama to be shown next spring. The Sun (2010)
Trends of 'sci-fi'
Used Rarely. sci-fi is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'sci-fi'
British English: sci-fi /ˈsaɪˌfaɪ/ NOUN
Sci-fi consists of stories in books, magazines, and films about events that take place in the future or in other parts of the universe. Sci-fi is short for `science fiction'.
It's a two hour sci-fi film.
- American English: sci-fi
- Arabic: خِيَالٌ عِلْمِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: ficção científica
- Chinese: 科学幻想
- Croatian: scifi
- Czech: scifi
- Danish: science fiction
- Dutch: scifi
- European Spanish: ciencia ficción coloquial
- Finnish: tieteiskirjallisuus
- French: science fiction
- German: Sciencefiction
- Greek: ταινία επιστημονικής φαντασίας
- Italian: fantascienza
- Japanese: サイエンスフィクション
- Korean: 공상 과학 소설
- Norwegian: science fiction
- Polish: fantastyka naukowa
- European Portuguese: ficção científica
- Romanian: SF
- Russian: научная фантастика
- Latin American Spanish: ciencia ficción
- Swedish: science fiction
- Thai: นวนิยายวิทยาศาสตร์เรื่องสั้น
- Turkish: sci-fi
- Ukrainian: наукова фантастика
- Vietnamese: truyện khoa học viễn tưởng
Definition of sci-fi from the Collins English Dictionary
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