An example of utopia is the book Shangri La by author James Hilton.
- an imaginary island described in a book of the same name by Sir Thomas More (1516) as having a perfect political and social system
- any idealized place, state, or situation of perfection
- any visionary scheme or system for an ideally perfect society
- a novel or other work depicting a utopian society or place
Origin of UtopiaModern Latin from Classical Greek ou, not + topos, a place: see topic
- a. often Utopia An ideally perfect place, especially in its social, political, and moral aspects.b. A work of fiction describing a utopia.
- An impractical, idealistic scheme for social and political reform.
Origin of utopiaNew Latin &Umacron;topia imaginary island in Utopia by Sir Thomas More Greek ou not, no ; see aiw- in Indo-European roots.Greek topos place
See also society.dystopia an imaginary place where the conditions and quality of life are unpleasant. The opposite of Utopia. Icarianism the precepts and opinions of Etienne Cabet and his followers, who settled communistic utopias in the U.S. during the 19th cent., as Nauvoo, Illinois (1849). —Icarian, n., adj. kakotopia a state in which the worst possible conditions exist in government, society, law, etc. Cf. Utopia. Utopia 1. name of an imaginary island; subject and title of a book by Sir Thomas More, that had a perfect political and social system. 2. (l.c.) any ideal place or situation. utopianism 1. the views and habits of mind of a visionary or idealist, sometimes beyond realization. 2. impracticable schemes of political and social reform. —utopian, utopianist, utopist, n., adj.
From New Latin Utopia, the name of a fictional island, possessing a seemingly perfect socio-politico-legal system in the book Utopia (1516) by Sir Thomas More. Coined from Ancient Greek Î¿á½ (ou, “not, no") + Ï„ÏŒÏ€Î¿Ï‚ (topos, “place, region").
The name of a fictional island, possessing a seemingly perfect socio-politico-legal system in the book Utopia (1516) by Sir Thomas More. Coined from Ancient Greek Î¿á½ (ou, “not, no") + Ï„ÏŒÏ€Î¿Ï‚ (topos, “place, region").
utopia - Computer Definition
From the Greek ou, meaning not, and topos, meaning place, and translating literally as no place.The word was first used by Sir Thomas More (1516) in his book Utopia as the name of an imaginary island that was the home of a perfect political and social system. In contemporary usage, utopia refers to an ideal place, state of being, or situation. (Note: Utopia sounds like no place I've ever been. If there were such a place, someone surely would foul it up. If not it would get so crowded that nobody would go there any more.)