laputan

Laputa

[luh-pyoo-tuh]
noun
an imaginary flying island in Swift's Gulliver's Travels, the inhabitants of which engaged in a variety of ridiculous projects and pseudoscientific experiments.

Laputan, adjective, noun
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laputa

noun
a land imagined by Jonathan Swift where impractical projects were pursued and practical projects neglected 
laputan

adjective
1. relating to or characteristic of the imaginary country of Laputa or its people 
2. not practical or realizable; speculative; "airy theories about socioeconomic improvement"; "visionary schemes for getting rich" [syn: airy
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