ultima Thule

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ultima Thu·le

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).

[Latin ultima Thūlē : ultima, feminine of ultimus, farthest + Thūlē, Thule.]
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ultima Thule

1. (Historical Terms) another name for Thule
2. (Placename) another name for Thule
3. (Placename) any distant or unknown region
4. a remote goal or aim
[Latin: the most distant Thule]
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ul•ti•ma Thu•le

(ˈʌl tə mə ˈθu li)
1. (italics) Latin. the highest degree attainable.
2. the farthest point; the limit of any journey.
[1655–65; literally, farthest Thule]
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Noun1.ultima Thule - the geographical region believed by ancient geographers to be the northernmost land in the inhabited worldultima Thule - the geographical region believed by ancient geographers to be the northernmost land in the inhabited world
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