Definitions

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  • noun A fictional crystalline mineral in the Star Trek franchise, described as an essential component of anti-matter energy generation systems.
  • noun inorganic chemistry The diatomic molecule Li2 found in the gas phase.
  • noun chemistry, especially in combination Two lithium atoms in a molecule.

Etymologies

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From the Star Trek series.

Examples

  • According to the reports submitted by the Enterprise, the breakdown in the crystalline structure of their dilithium was a cumulative effect.

    Creative Couplings

  • According to the reports submitted by the Enterprise, the breakdown in the crystalline structure of their dilithium was a cumulative effect.

    Creative Couplings

  • According to the reports submitted by the Enterprise, the breakdown in the crystalline structure of their dilithium was a cumulative effect.

    Creative Couplings

  • According to the reports submitted by the Enterprise, the breakdown in the crystalline structure of their dilithium was a cumulative effect.

    Creative Couplings

  • According to the reports submitted by the Enterprise, the breakdown in the crystalline structure of their dilithium was a cumulative effect.

    Creative Couplings

  • “Not far from the tunnel extending down from the mines is a deposit of an extremely valuable mineral called dilithium.”

    INTO THE NEBULA

  • “Not far from the tunnel extending down from the mines is a deposit of an extremely valuable mineral called dilithium.”

    INTO THE NEBULA

  • “Not far from the tunnel extending down from the mines is a deposit of an extremely valuable mineral called dilithium.”

    INTO THE NEBULA

  • He only includes words used in more than one science fiction universe so words like "dilithium", which is used only in Star Trek, are not included.

    REVIEW: Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction edited by Jeff Prucher

  • "In that case," the Klingon shouted, "you are arrested for illegal trading in dilithium, which is reserved for members of the Dilithium Mining Corps.

    The Fearful Summons

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