Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to Samuel Clarke (1675-1729), English philosopher.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to Arthur C Clarke (1917-2008), British science fiction writer and futurist.

Etymologies

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Clarke +‎ -an

Examples

  • Your "Clarkean" argument of steampunk is quite elegant, Lavie - I couldn´t agree more!

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  • We're given Lukyanenkoan agents, yet more Clarkean space artifacts and the retreading of ye olde evolution into virtuality and beyond.

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  • Re. the role of magic in the literature of the fantastic, one thing that I find of particular interest is what might be called Clarkean magic, from Sir Arthur C. Clarke's famous dictum that a sufficiently advanced technology will appear as magic to the uninitiated.

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  • One assumes it's a Clarkean bridge to orbit, but it's never stated.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • The Clarkean picture, in which matter is completely passive, is incapable of explaining the regularities exhibited in the interaction of material bodies in terms of those bodies.

    Samuel Clarke

  • For every carefully considered Clarkean novel about space exploration, there was another looneytune space opera.

    Archive 2008-05-01

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