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All I remember is the last time I played a videogame, it was Space Invaders.
Rachel Dratch

Meaning of "Space Invaders" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SPACE INVADERS

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SPACE INVADERS

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Space Invaders is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SPACE INVADERS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Space Invaders

Space Invaders is an arcade video game developed by Tomohiro Nishikado and released in 1978. It was originally manufactured and sold by Taito in Japan, and was later licensed for production in the United States by the Midway division of Bally. Space Invaders is one of the earliest shooting games and the aim is to defeat waves of aliens with a laser cannon to earn as many points as possible. In designing the game, Nishikado drew inspiration from popular media: Breakout, The War of the Worlds, and Star Wars. To complete it, he had to design custom hardware and development tools. It was one of the forerunners of modern video gaming and helped expand the video game industry from a novelty to a global industry. When first released, Space Invaders was very successful. The game has been the inspiration for other video games, re-released on numerous platforms, and led to several sequels. The 1980 Atari 2600 version quadrupled the system's sales and became the first "killer app" for video game consoles.

Definition of Space Invaders in the English dictionary

The definition of Space Invaders in the dictionary is ® a video or computer game, the object of which is to destroy attacking alien spacecraft.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SPACE INVADERS

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WORDS THAT END LIKE SPACE INVADERS

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Borders
Childers
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dot leaders
East Flanders
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holy orders
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league leaders
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Randers
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Scottish Borders
snakes and ladders
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waders

Synonyms and antonyms of Space Invaders in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Space Invaders» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SPACE INVADERS

Find out the translation of Space Invaders to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Space Invaders from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Space Invaders» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

太空侵略者
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Space Invaders
570 millions of speakers

English

Space Invaders
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अंतरिक्ष आक्रमणकारियों
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

غزاة الفضاء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Space Invaders
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Space Invaders
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্পেস হিটার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Space Invaders
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

pemanas ruang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Space Invaders
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

スペースインベーダー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

스페이스 인베이더
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

piranti manasno ruangan
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Space Invaders
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விண்வெளி ஹீட்டர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्पेस हीटर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

oda ısıtıcısı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Space Invaders
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

space Invaders
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Space Invaders
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Space Invaders
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Space Invaders
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Space invaders
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Space Invaders
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

Space Invaders
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Space Invaders

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SPACE INVADERS»

The term «Space Invaders» is quite widely used and occupies the 42.241 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SPACE INVADERS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Space Invaders

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QUOTES WITH «SPACE INVADERS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Space Invaders.
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Rachel Dratch
All I remember is the last time I played a videogame, it was Space Invaders.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SPACE INVADERS»

Discover the use of Space Invaders in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Space Invaders and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Space invaders: race, gender and bodies out of place
This groundbreaking book interrogates the pernicious, subtle but nonetheless widely held view that certain bodies are naturally entitled to certain spaces, while others are not. How are positions of authority racialized and gendered?
Nirmal Puwar, 2004
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Invasion of the space invaders
An addict's guide to battle tactics, big scores and the best machines
Martin Amis, 1982
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Tomb Raiders and Space Invaders: Videogame Forms and Contexts
The first in the field to focus on the key aspects of videogames themselves as a distinctive medium, this is a rich and original read for gamers as well as students and researchers of popular culture internationally, which reviews the ...
Geoff King, Tanya Krzywinska, 2006
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Space Invaders!
The Rugrats babies become convinced that Earth is about to be invaded by space aliens.
Sarah Albee, 1998
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Space Invaders: How Robotic Spacecraft Explore the Solar System
Offers a history and analysis of robotic missions. This book explains the life of unmanned space explorers and helps make the technology, design, development, operation and results of space probe missions understandable.
Michel van Pelt, 2010
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Space Invaders
This book offers an explanation for the sudden rise of interest and media ttention in UFOs, the mysterious terror of alien abductions, and what this all should mean to us as followers of the Lord Jesus Crhis and students of End-times ...
William J. Schnoebelen, 2003
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The Space Invaders
"Date: 3984.
Geoffrey Matthews, 2005
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Space Invaders: Australian Street / Stencils / Posters / ...
Off the street and into the gallery this book sureys the past 10 years of Australian street art.
Jaklyn Babington, 2010
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Space Invaders
"Con and Josh build a spaceship so they can launch themselves into outer space. Blasting off is a roaring sucess, but the unexpected landing causes some problems.Download cover image
Felice Arena, Phil Kettle, 2006
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The Art of Game Design: A book of lenses
The technology behind Space Invaders was custom designed for the game. It was the first videogame that allowed a player to fight an advancing army, and this was only possible due to the custom motherboard that was created for it.
Jesse Schell, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SPACE INVADERS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Space Invaders is used in the context of the following news items.
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Space Invaders gets snubbed
I mean, Space Invaders — the grandfather of a multibillion-dollar industry — not among the inaugural six selections by the World Video Game Hall of Fame. «Toledo Blade, Jun 15»
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Space invaders
New Jersey politicians are diving after a chunk of open-space money like seagulls after a french fry. In an egregious effort to paper over fiscal mismanagement, ... «Philly.com, May 15»
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Play the Pac-Man-Pong-Space Invaders mash-up Pacapong for free
Pacapong puts such a twist on your nostalgia that there's a good chance you haven't played Pac-Man—or Pong or Space Invaders—like this before. «Entertainment Weekly, Apr 15»
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Pong, Pac-Man and Space Invaders meet in mega mashup
We may have reached peak video game nostalgia. Mega-hybrid game Pacapong takes Pong, Pac-Man, and Space Invaders and crams them into a two-player ... «Engadget, Apr 15»
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This Space Invaders Typing Challenge Is Driving Me Insane
I had a to-do list a mile long that I was meant to tackle this afternoon. Instead, I spent the entire thing being driven increasingly crazy by this Space Invaders ... «Gizmodo, Apr 15»
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'Space Invaders' with real lasers is delightful, dangerous
What do you get with a laser cutter, Arduino know-how and way too much time on your hands? A slightly hazardous, live action Space Invaders game, of course! «Engadget, Mar 15»
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Photos: 'Space Invaders' on the International Space Station
by SPACE.com Staff | March 23, 2015 05:52pm ET. Submit ... by the 1970s Space Invaders video game, a small and colourful mosaic has been found on the ... «Space.com, Mar 15»
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'Space Invader' Found on International Space Station: Photos
Inspired by the popular 1970's video game "Space Invaders," a small red mosaic of one of the pixelated aliens has been recovered by European Space Agency ... «Discovery News, Mar 15»
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Is playing 'Space Invaders' a milestone in artificial intelligence?
Computers have beaten humans at chess and "Jeopardy!," and now they can master old Atari games such as "Space Invaders" or "Breakout" without knowing ... «Los Angeles Times, Feb 15»
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'Space Invaders' Lands Dan Kunka To Script
EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros has set Black List writer Dan Kunka to script a live-action film from the video game Space Invaders. Kunka has experience finding ... «Deadline.com, Feb 15»

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