chimera chimera  /tʃɪ ˈmɛ rə/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (Greek mythology) fire-breathing female monster with a lion's head and a goat's body and a serpent's tail; daughter of Typhon
  2. (n) a grotesque product of the imagination

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  1. Trying to present that impossible chimera -a balanced view- the film festival in fact reflected the existing power relations in the industry by showing predominantly Western and heterosexual films.
  2. The new, grotesque battle tank is like a chimera, breathing fire upon hapless soldiers in the battlefield.
  3. In a society where truth is not the guiding factor, justice is often a chimera.

News

  1. LTE-ready NVIDIA Tegra 4i devices coming in early 2014

    Earlier this year, NVIDIA announced a variant of its quad-core Tegra 4 processor that adds support for LTE radios. The Tegra 4i is equipped with four cores that can be clocked to up to 2.3GHz, a fifth processing core for battery conservation and an integrated NVIDIA i500 LTE modem. The chip also includes support for LTE Advance networks and NVIDIA’s Chimera camera technology. AnandTech reports ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: BGR News via Yahoo! News

  2. A Vaporous Folly Built Of Steel And Architectural Ingenuity

    Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto has designed a light and airy pavilion for the 2013 Serpentine Gallery in London. Every summer, a splashy architectural chimera descends on the wide grassy expanse of Hyde Park’s Kensington Gardens in West London. The Serpentine Pavilion, now in its 13th iteration, showcases the work of a celebrated architect who has not yet had the chance to work in the U.K. This ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

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