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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An optical phenomenon that creates the illusion of water, often with inverted reflections of distant objects, and results from distortion of light by alternate layers of hot and cool air.

Usage examples (37)
  • As they were driving, they saw a mirage that looked like water on the road ahead.
  • (Aug. 25): The root of the word mirage is to look at or to admire.
  • And second, you will create a mirage from the heat that rises off the barrel, causing you to see your groups as being higher than they are.
  • To them the mirage is the real river; to them going away is returning. for more
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