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ultima Thu·le  audio  (thl) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. The northernmost region of the habitable world as thought of by ancient geographers.
  2. A distant territory or destination.
  3. A remote goal or ideal: "the ultima Thule of technology, the ne plus ultra . . . the answer to every earthly problem" (John Gould).

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin ultima Thl : ultima, feminine of ultimus, farthest + Thl Thule


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