a sub genre of speculative fiction, based on the technology and society of the atomic era.
of or relating to the human or animal body
as in somato-politcal
1 Immersion in cyberspace as a psychedelic experience.
2 The fusion of cyberculture and the psychedelic subculture into a new counterculture of the 1980s and 1990s.
3 Psychedelic art created by calculating fractal objects and representing the calculation results as still images, animations, music, or other media.
4 Rave dance parties where DJs and other performers play psychedelic trance music, with the accompaniment of laser light shows, projected images, and artificial fog. Attendees often use "club drugs".
epoch (rhymes with tupac)
an event or time marked by an event that begins a new period of development
Norman Spinrad, in his 1986 essay "The Neuromantics" which appears in his non-fiction collection Science Fiction in the Real World, saw the book's title as a triple pun: "neuro" referring to the nervous system; "necromancer"; and "new romancer." The cyberpunk genre, the authors of which he suggested be called "neuromantics," was "a fusion of the romantic impulse with science and technology," according to Spinrad.
1 can be used in a derisive way, to indicate an action done without cognitive thought
a. however, tropism, in this sense, has a proper, although non-scientific meaning as an innate tendency, natural inclination, or propensity to act in a certain manner
2 literally "a turning" from the greek troops
3 a biological phenomena indicating growth or turning movement of a biological organism, usually a plant, in response to an environmental stimulus
movement or growth in response to chemicals
geotropism or gravitropism
movement or growth in response to gravity
movement or growth in response to sunlight
movement or growth in response to sound
movement or growth in response to water
movement or growth in repines to lights or colors of light (e.g. the sunflower)
movement or growth in response to temperature
movement or growth in response to an electric field
movement or growth in response to touch or contact
continuation of growth "outward" i.e. in the previously established direction
limited host rage (e.g. infects only one species or cell type)
wide host rage (e.g. infects many of entry into cells used by a given strain of HIV)
a virus that preferentially infects the host's nervous system
response to seasons
form or cause to form into a cluster or group; gather together
"the towns and valleys where people constellate"
1 a body of topics for study or discussion
2 philately: british term for topical, as in of a subject of immediate relevance, interest, or importance owing to its relation to current events (topical is an adjective)
1 One who experiments with DNA and other aspects of genetics.
2 A techno-progressive movement advocating open access to genetic information.
3 A science fiction genre that focuses on biotechnology and subversives.
(esp. in psychoanalytic theory) divert or modify (an instinctual impulse) into a culturally higher or socially more acceptable activity
a group of nations, parties, or persons united for common action
an often bipartisan coalition of legislators acting together for a common purpose or interest
an urgent need or demand
le bateau ivre
french for "the drunken boat"
an ornamental tuft (as of feathers) especially on a helmet
dash or flamboyance in style or action
too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words
1 decomposition into fragments or parts
2 indulgence in sensual pleasures
3 termination of a legal document
a place where people are held before being killed / an establishment where people are received in order to be killed; a place of death
(of a man) having strength, energy, and a strong sex drive
"the witches' new offered us a powerful stimulant, opening an altogether other hallucinogenre in life, on the edge of being"
to rub or wipe out; erase
causing vertigo, esp. by being extremely high or steep
the state of being other or different; otherness
french for joy
the psychic and emotional energy associated with instinctual biological drives
libido/sexual desire/of or relating to.
a divine personification or the embodiment of war
a figure of speech in which a term for a part of something refers to the whole of something, or vice-versa. Examples are referring to the the World Wide Web as the Internet or workers as hired hands.
not centrally placed or not having its axis or other part placed centrally, one-sided
as used in psychology, especially in discussing emotions, means the intrinsic attractiveness [positive valence] or aversiveness [negative valence] of an event, object, or situation. however, the term is also used to characterize and categorize specific emotions. for example, the emotions popularly referred to as negative, such as anger or fear, have negative valence. joy has positive valence, evoked by positively valenced events, objects, or situations.
german for displacement/pretense/pretending/adjustment
of, relating to, or suggesting a jail or prison
1 having an obstinately uncooperative attitude toward authority or discipline
2 a person with an obstinately uncooperative attitude
synonyms: defiant, rebellious, difficult
hard to control or deal with
noisy and difficult to control
1 stubborn or unmanageable
2 resistant to a process or stimulus
3 a substance that is resistant to heat
stubbornly refusing to change one's opinion or course of action
eager or quick to argue or fight; aggressively defiant
the front part of something
to talk a lot
the control of orgasmic power
scintilla (sin tila)
a tiny trace or spark of a specified quality or feeling
having or being a detrimental effect on one's mind, personality, or behavior
influence or control over another country, a group of people, etc
1 a shield or breastplate emblematic of majesty that was associated with zeus and athena
2 control or guidance especially by an individual, group, or system
an advocate of a particular ideology, especially an official exponent of that ideology who is uncompromising and dogmatic about it. I'm an ideologue; I will do anything in my power to convince you that Courtney Love did not kill Kurt Cobain, as I believe this undeniable truth.
(of the weather) unpleasantly cold or wet
1 usually assizes. a trial session, civil or criminal, held periodically in specific locations in England, usually by a judge of a superior court
2 an edict, ordinance, or enactment made at a session of a legislative assemble
3 an inquest before members of a jury or assessors; a judicial inquiry
4 an action, writ, or verdict of an assize
5 judgement; the last assize; the great assize
1 a decree issued by a sovereign or other authority
2 any authoritative proclamation or command
1 a formal and authoritative order, especially one having the force of law: a presidential decree
2 law. a judicial decision or order
3 theology. one of the eternal purposes of God, by which events are foreordained
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), decreed, decreeing
4 to command, ordain, or decide by decree
verb used with object
1 to enact, establish by law, confer holy orders upon
verb used without object
2 to select for or appoint to an office
3 to order or command: thus do the gods ordain
verb (used with object)
1 or ordain or appoint beforehand
2 to predestine, predetermine
1 a monarch; a king, queen, or other supreme ruler
2 a person who has supreme power or authority
3 a group or body of persons of a state having sovereign authority
4 a gold coin of the United Kingdom, equal to one pound sterling: went out of circulation after 1914
5 belonging to or characteristic of a sovereign or sovereign authority, royal
6 having supreme rank, power, or authority
7 supreme; preeminent; indisputable: a sovereign right
8 greatest in degree, utmost or extreme
9 being above all others in character, importance, excellence, etc.
an authoritative pronouncement
1 an expression of a general truth or principle, especially an aphoristic or sententious one
2 a principle or rule of conduct
adjective | adverb: preeminently
eminent above or before others, superior, surpassing
1 a small entrance hall or passage between the outer door and the interior of a house of building
2 an enclosed area at the end of a passenger car on a railroad train
3 anatomy a cavity, chamber or channel that leads to or is an entrance to another cavity: the vestibule to the ear.
a violent uprising against an authority or government
noun | plural topoi
a basic theme or concept, a convention or motif, especially a stock topic rhetoric
smallness of quantity
1 a net to be drawn along the bottom of a river, pond, etc., or along the ground, to catch fish, small game, etc.
2 a system or network for finding or catching someone, as a criminal wanted by the police
1 characterized by, exhibiting, or of the nature of imitation or mimicry: mimetic gestures
2 mimic or make-believe
1 giving our or capable of giving our a sound, especially a deep, resonant sound, as a thing or place: a sonorous cavern
2 loud, deep, or resonant, as a sound
3 rich and full in sound, as language or verse
4 high-flown; grandiloquent: a sonorous speech
speaking or expressed in a lofty style, often or the point of being pompous or bombastic
1 being at variance; disagreeing; incongruous
2 disagreeable to the ear; dissonant; harsh
3 geology (of strata) structurally unconformable
pertaining to a system of sound recording or reproduction using two or more separate channels/transmissions to produce a more realistic effect by capturing the spatial dimensions of a performance (opposed to monophonic, using only a single channel, and quadraphonic, the use of four channels)
possessing the character of real rather than phenomenal existence
noumenon | plural noumena
1 the object, itself inaccessible to experience, to which a phenomenon is referred for the basis or cause of its sense content
2 a thing in itself, as distinguished from a phenomenon or a thing as it appears
3 Kantianism. something that can be the object only or a purely intellectual, nonsensuous intuition
a rogue or vagabond
the work or the art of poetic composition
1 any complex instrument(s) or mechanism(s) for a particular purpose
2 any system of systematic organization of activities, functions, processes, etc., directed toward a specific goal
3 a group of structurally different organs working together in the performance of a particular function
verb used with object | noun: decathexis
to withdraw one's feelings of attachment from (a person, idea, or object), as in anticipation of a future loss
a slip or lapse
given to excessive moralizing; self-righteous
brief, forceful, and meaningful in expression; full of vigor, substance, or meaning; terse; forcible
a judicial inquiry to ascertain the facts relating to an incident, such as death.
3rd person present: betokens
be a sign of; indicate
"she wondered if his cold, level gaze betokened indifference or anger"
a branch of metaphysics concerned with the nature and relations of being.
thrownness (german: geworfenheit)
is a concept introduced by heidegger to describe our individual existences as "being thrown" (geworfen) into the world.
existing at or from the beginning of time
of or belonging to the time before the biblical flood
to change the valuation of (assets)
to replace a (currency unit) by another
relating to or denoting a violent natural event
mutable (adjective) mutability (noun) mutably (adverb)
capable of or subject to change or alteration
prone to frequent change; inconstant: mutable weather patterns.
tending to undergo genetic mutation: a mutable organism; a mutable gene.
the study of knowledge and justified belief
a sweet fortified wine originally made in greece and now produced mainly in madeira. also called malvasia, malvoisie.
of or relation to sperm or semen
the process of investment of mental or emotional energy in a person, object, or idea.
a meditation upon death, as in a poem or essay
a figure of speech in which one word or phrase is substituted for another with which it is close associated, as in the use of Washington for the United States government.
[fabulated, fabulating, fabulates]
to engage in the composition of fables or stories, especially those in which the element of fantasy comes into heavy play.
an item of food
not to be avoided to escaped; inevitable
being the best of truest of a kind; being an example of excellence; superior
the act of forming something into a particular shape
a shape, form, or outline
a figurative representation
zoomorphic (adjective) zoomorphism (noun)
attribution of animal characteristics or qualities to a god
use of animal forms in symbolism, literature, or graphic representation
cleverness or skill; ingenuity
a clever, often underhanded scheme for achieving an objective
firm or determined; unwavering
arousing doubt; of question character
1 the act of tying or binding
2 a cord, wire, or bandage used for tying to binding
3 something that unites, a bond
to tie up or constrict (something) with a ligature
3rd person present: imputes
represent (something, especially something undesirable) as being done, caused, or possessed by someone; attribute. "the crimes imputed to richard"
a passionate expression of grief or sorrow
outstandingly bad; shocking
an unprincipled person (often used humorously or affectionately)
unprincipled (often used humorously or affectionately)
the art of expanding by pressure from within
the act or process of transferring
in psychoanalysis, the process by which emotions and desires originally associated with one person, such as a parent or sibling, are unconsciously shifted to another person, especially to the analyst.
to drive off or scatter in different directions
vain, dignified, or ostentatious display
to ask for humbly or earnestly, as by praying.
of or relating to audible sound: a sonic wave
having a speed approaching or being that of sound in air
extremely exciting and fast-paced: a sonic lifestyle
the act of devouring
a shape resembling a jellyfish
a jellyfish, especially a medusa
to darken with or as if with clouds; obscure
to deprive of
to be free of; rid
lacking moral discipline or ignoring legal restraint, especially in sexual conduct
having no regard for accepted rules or standards
causing or involving calamity [a disaster causing extreme havoc, misery]; disastrous
to append to attach, especially to a larger or more significant thing (such as an idea, building, country)
that brings on a dreamlike mental state; hallucinogenic
Bridget Boone […] invited me to consider a couple of late-night bongs, as a kind of psychodysleptic Sominex, to help me sleep […]
originating from or caused by state of mind; having a psychological rather than a physiological cause
any medication that produces a calming effect
relating to the mind and the erotic
(in Spiritualism) a photographic image having a supposed supernatural or spiritual origin
recorded moments of sensuous touch by genius loci [spirit of the space]
psychophony (plural psychophonys)
a description of the phenomena of mind
narcokleptocracy (plural narcoleptocracies)
rule by drug lords; a government run by drug traffickers
a pompous person'; pretending to have inspiration or spiritual insight
(obsolete, rare) care or sorrow.
one who dwells by a river.
an excessive interest in bees
of or pertaining to the non-existence of soul or spirit; non-spiritual
a love or preference for night, darkness
having a thought you've had before without realizing that you have had the thought before
To separate (a substance) into soluble and insoluble components through percolation; to leach.
1 Of or relating to lye or lixivium; of the quality of alkaline salts.
2 Impregnated with salts from wood ashes.
(philosophy) A school of thought regarding subjectivity.
A philosophy which holds that the universe is chaotic and irrational and that any attempt to impose order will ultimately fail. [First attested in the mid 20th century.]
An indifferent matter.
(philosophy) A matter that is morally neutral.
(theology) Something neither forbidden nor commanded by scripture.
(philosophy, psychology) A primitive, subconscious belief-equivalent which may contradict one's conscious beliefs.
(philosophy) The midpoint between time and eternity; the mode of being of the angels, saints, and celestial bodies (which mediaeval astronomy believed to be unchanging)
1 (philosophy) A space transcending ordinary physical space, such as cyberspace.
(computing theory) The conceptual space occupied by metaobjects.
the application of cybernetics to biological science
coke [solid residue from roasting coal in a coke oven] produced from biomass [vegetation used as a fuel]
the set of special characteristics that the geography, geology and climate of a certain place, interacting with plant genetics, express in agricultural products such as wine, coffee, chocolate, tomatoes, heritage wheat, cannabis, and tea.
from February 2014 Vogue: "Terroir, the taste of a thing's place of origin, does not pertain only to what grows on stems and vines. In The Physiology of Taste, published in 1825, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin explains that a partridge from Périgors cannot compare to one from Sologne."