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Definition of technobabble

technobabble

noun - uncountable

  • Technical verbiage that is nonsense or, at best, difficult to understand. Often used in science fiction plot points. Origin: science fiction fandom. Example: "If we can bounce a graviton particle beam off of the main deflector dish, we should be able to break free of the cosmic ribbon's hold."
    That technobabble makes no sense.

    Last edited on May 17 2011. Submitted by Bob L. from Nashville, TN, USA on Jan 20 2003.

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