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sciffy neologism

Found a great site that is attempting to catalogue all the sci-fi ‘inventions’ that one might find in such literature. A rather large task! Some interesting firsts are mentioned.

gynoid

Android, coined from the Greek words for ‘man’ and ‘having the likeness of’, was first used in 1728 in the Chambers Cyclopædia, or, An universal dictionary of arts and sciences.

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