an idealized, perfect culture. Named by Sir Thomas More, an English statesman and author, in his political fiction named Utopia, the terminology is of Greek roots.

UTOPIA: "In opposition to Utopia, the terminology dystopia, noted around 1950, references an imaginary culture of nightmarish circumstances."
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