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steampunk

[steem-puhngk] /ˈstimˌpʌŋk/
noun
1.
a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy featuring advanced machines and other technology based on steam power of the 19th century and taking place in a recognizable historical period or a fantasy world.
2.
a subculture inspired by this literary and film subgenre:
the fashions and gadgets of steampunk.
Origin of steampunk
1985-1990
1985-90; modeled on cyberpunk
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noun

a genre of science fiction set in Victorian times when steam was the main source of machine power; also written steam-punk

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