dystopia

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Etymology[edit]

dys- +‎ -topia, from Ancient Greek δυσ- (dus-, bad) + τόπος (tópos, place, region) (English: topos) + Latin -ia/Ancient Greek -ία (-ía), -εια (-eia) (English: -ia), based on utopia (utopia).

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dystopia (plural dystopias)

  1. A vision of a future that is a corrupted (usually beyond recognition) utopian society.
  2. A miserable, dysfunctional state or society that has a very poor standard of living.
  3. (medicine) Anatomical tissue that is not found in its usual place.
    The patient suffers from adrenal dystopia.

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(*) The German word Dystopie is mainly used in the medical field.
(**) Is rarely used, instead the terms Anti-Utopia, Gegenutopie, or negative Utopie are used.

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dystopia

  1. dystopia

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