noun Date: 1726 an inhabitant of a flying island in Swift's Gulliver's Travels characterized by a neglect of useful occupations and a devotion to visionary projects • Laputan adjective

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  • Laputan — La*pu tan, a. Of or pertaining to Laputa, an imaginary flying island described in Gulliver s Travels as the home of chimerical philosophers. Hence, fanciful; preposterous; absurd in science or philosophy. Laputan ideas. G. Eliot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laputan — La·pu·tan (lə pyo͞otʹn) adj. Absurdly impractical or visionary, especially to the neglect of more useful activity.   [After the flying island of Laputa in Gulliver s Travels by Jonathan Swift, where absurd projects are pursued and useful pursuits …   Universalium

  • laputan — adj. absurd, imaginary, ridiculously unreal (named after the island of Laputa in the book Gulliver s Travels ) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • laputan — la·pu·tan …   English syllables

  • Laputan —   a. pertaining to Laputa, island of philosophers in Swift s Gulliver s Travels; absurd; fantastic …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Laputan — adjective 1. relating to or characteristic of the imaginary country of Laputa or its people • Pertains to noun: ↑Laputa • Derivationally related forms: ↑Laputa 2. not practical or realizable; speculative airy theories about socioeconomic… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Laputa — Laputan, adj., n. /leuh pyooh teuh/, n. an imaginary flying island in Swift s Gulliver s Travels, the inhabitants of which engaged in a variety of ridiculous projects and pseudoscientific experiments. * * * …   Universalium

  • Laputa — noun a land imagined by Jonathan Swift where impractical projects were pursued and practical projects neglected • Derivationally related forms: ↑Laputan • Hypernyms: ↑imaginary place, ↑mythical place, ↑fictitious place * * * Laputan, adj., n …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Laputa — is a fictional place from the book Gulliver s Travels by Jonathan Swift.Laputa is a fictional flying island or rock with an adamantine base, that can be maneuvered by its inhabitants in any direction using magnetic levitation. The population of… …   Wikipedia

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