Mirage

A mirage is a naturally occurring optical phenomenon in which light rays are bent to produce a displaced image of distant objects or the sky. The word comes to English via the French mirage, from the Latin mirari, meaning `to look at, to wonder at`. This is the same root as for `mirror` and `to admire`. In contrast to a hallucination, a mira...
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Mirage

(from the article `Las Vegas`) With the construction of such complexes as the Mirage (opened 1989) and Mandalay Bay (1999), Las Vegas casino architecture departed completely from ...
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mirage

[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
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Mirage

• (n.) An optical effect, sometimes seen on the ocean, but more frequently in deserts, due to total reflection of light at the surface common to two strata of air differently heated. The reflected image is seen, commonly in an inverted position, while the real object may or may not be in sight. When the surface is horizontal, and below the eye...
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mirage

noun something illusory and unattainable
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Mirage

[aircraft] Mirage is the name of a series of delta-winged fighters and bombers that have been produced by the French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation, flown by the French Air Force, and widely exported to foreign countries. ...
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Mirage

[chocolate] The Mirage chocolate bar is a milk chocolate bar filled with bubbles of air, made by Nestlé and primarily sold in Canada. It is a long chocolate bar with a trapezoidal shape, filled with bubbles. It is often found in a yellow-white wrapper. The chocolate bar is made by Nestlé Canada. It is manufactured in a peanut-free facilit...
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Mirage

[race car] The Mirage race cars were built by J.W. Automotive Engineereing (JWAE) at Slough in England to compete in international sports car races in the colours of the Gulf Oil Corporation. For the 1967 season, JWAE built and raced the M1, a Sports prototype based on the Ford GT40. The M1 used the standard Ford GT40 V8 engine in various c...
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Mirage

[Transformers] Mirage is the name of several fictional characters from the Transformers series. Mirage is one of the most re-used names in the Transformers series, and is almost entirely synonymous with characters possessing Formula One racing car alternate modes. The first Mirage was introduced in 1984 as an Autobot spy. ==Transformers Gen...
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Mirage

Mi`rage' noun [ French, from mirer to look at carefully, to aim, se mirer to look at one's self in a glass, to reflect, to be reflected, Late Latin mirare to look at. See Mirror .] An optical effect, sometimes seen on the ocean, but more frequently in deserts, due to total re...
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Mirage

A mirage is an optical illusion, occasioned by the refraction of light through contiguous masses of air of different density; such refraction not unfrequently producing the same sensible effect as direct reflection. It consists in an apparent elevation or approximation of coasts, mountains, ships, and other objects, accompanied by inverted images. ...
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Mirage

An optical effect that produces an image that looks like it has been reflected from the surface of a body of water. See also: Fata Morgana, Inferior Mirage.
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mirage

An optical effect, sometimes seen on the ocean, but more frequently in deserts, due to total reflection of light at the surface common to two strata of air differently heated. The reflected image is seen, commonly in an inverted position, while the real object may or may not be in sight. When the surface is horizontal, and below the eye, the appear...
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Mirage

any member of a family of combat aircraft produced by the Dassault-Breguet aeronautics firm of France. These relatively inexpensive, simple, durable ... [2 related articles]
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mirage

Illusion caused by refraction of light in various atmospheric conditions. Mirages include the appearance of pools of water in the desert or on hot roads, or of places beyond the horizon apparently floating above it. When there are hot layers of air near the ground, light rays from the sky near the horizon bend as they pass through them, so that the...
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mirage

in optics, the deceptive appearance of a distant object or objects caused by the bending of light rays (refraction) in layers of air of varying ... [1 related articles]
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Mirage

It is the illusion seen in hot climate of water on the horizon, or of distant objects being enlarged.
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mirage

mirage (miräzh') , atmospheric optical illusion in which an observer sees in the distance a nonexistent body of water or an image, sometimes distorted, of some object or of a complete scene. Examples of mirages are pools of water seen over hot desert sand or over hot pavement; at sea, an in...
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mirage

mirage 1. 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. 2. Something illusory, unattainable, or insubstantial. From French, mirer, 'to look at'; from Latin mirari, 'to wonder at', from mirus, 'wonderful'. ...
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MIRAGE

Multi-disciplinary Interest in Rural and General Health Education
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mirage

when hot air distorts reflections of distant objects
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mirage

when hot air distorts reflections of distant objects
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