Laputan

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Laputa +‎ -an, after Laputa, an imaginary flying island described in Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels (1726).

Adjective[edit]

Laputan (comparative more Laputan, superlative most Laputan)

  1. fanciful; preposterous; absurd in science or philosophy
    • George Eliot
      He could not, they observed, want all his various knowledge and Laputan ideas for his periodical writing which brought him most of his bread []

Noun[edit]

Laputan (plural Laputans)

  1. A native or inhabitant of the fictional island of Laputa.

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