mirage mirage  /mə ˈrɑʒ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an optical illusion in which atmospheric refraction by a layer of hot air distorts or inverts reflections of distant objects
  2. (n) something illusory and unattainable

Usage(s):

  1. CBS sets its course as a news medium not only by the old journalistic myth of "objective" reporting but by another mirage of its own: CBS news analysts are supposed to interpret.
  2. Just like Gdel's mathematics, the mind is a strange, self-referential loop--it's a mirage, Hofstadter writes, but "a very peculiar kind of mirage .
  3. I wondered if Gwadar was just a mirage, built on flimsy fundamentals: Like many Pakistanis caught between optimism and nervousness, I am constantly seeking .

News

  1. Mirage Dance Team excels consistently

    Moriarty High School's Mirage Dance Team, in the new world order, has become a full-fledged competitive sports program.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Mountain View Telegraph

  2. ITS RezExchange and Mirage Hotel Systems Complete Interface

    ITS RezExchange, a premier provider of global distribution services for the hospitality industry, and Mirage Hotel Systems, one of the industry’s premier property management systems have completed a highly functional two-way interface. With the new interface, hotel companies deploying the Mirage PMS can now efficiently manage multiple distribution channels for multiple properties.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Hospitality Net

  3. CloudFlare Announces Mirage 2.0: Solving the Mobile Browsing Speed Challenge

    CloudFlare, the web performance and security company, today announced Mirage 2.0, a new feature that dramatically increases mobile performance through adaptive image virtualization. With one click, Mirage ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

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Quotes

  1. "On a day of immense heat in the middle of the Sahel desert, I recall with vivacity the mirage of an image of the world dripping toward the sky," Barcelo says. "Trees, dunes, donkeys, multicolored beings flowing drop by drop."
    on Nov 18, 2008 By: Miquel Barcelo Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Kerkorian said he expects to pursue "financial restructuring transactions for the casino. His investment vehicle, Tracinda Corp., owns a 56 percent stake in MGM Mirage."
    on May 22, 2007 By: Kirk Kerkorian Source: Forbes

  3. Abbas and his allies "will find out that they are pursuing nothing but a mirage," Mashaal said on Hamas radio.
    on Oct 12, 2007 By: Khaled Mashaal Source: Washington Post

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