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English definition of “chimera”

chimera

noun [C]     /kaɪˈmɪə.rə/ US  /-ˈmɪr.ə/ formal
a hope or dream that is extremely unlikely ever to come true: Is the ideal of banishing hunger throughout the world just a chimera?Hoping and hopefulnessPotential chimerical     /kaɪˈmer.ɪ.kəl/ adjective
(Definition of chimera noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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