Definitions for enigmaəˈnɪg mə; -mə tə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

e•nig•maəˈnɪg mə; -mə tə(n.)(pl.)-mas, -ma•ta

  1. a puzzling or inexplicable occurrence or situation.

  2. a person of puzzling or contradictory character.

  3. a saying, picture, etc., containing a hidden meaning; riddle.

Origin of enigma:

1530–40; < L aenigma < Gk aínigma <ainik- (s. of ainíssesthai to speak in riddles, der. of aînos fable)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mystery, enigma, secret, closed book(noun)

    something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained

    "how it got out is a mystery"; "it remains one of nature's secrets"

  2. riddle, conundrum, enigma, brain-teaser(noun)

    a difficult problem

Wiktionary

  1. enigma(Noun)

    Something puzzling, mysterious or inexplicable

  2. enigma(Noun)

    A riddle, or a difficult problem

  3. Enigma(ProperNoun)

    A German device used during World War II to encode strategic messages

  4. Origin: From aenigma, from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enigma(noun)

    a dark, obscure, or inexplicable saying; a riddle; a statement, the hidden meaning of which is to be discovered or guessed

  2. Enigma(noun)

    an action, mode of action, or thing, which cannot be satisfactorily explained; a puzzle; as, his conduct is an enigma

Freebase

  1. Enigma

    Enigma is an electronic musical project founded in Germany by Michael Cretu, David Fairstein and Frank Peterson in 1990. The Romanian-born Cretu conceived the Enigma project while working in Germany, but based his recording studio A.R.T. Studios in Ibiza, Spain, from the early 1990s until May 2009, where he has recorded all of Enigma's studio releases to date. Cretu is both the composer and the producer of the project. His former wife, pop singer Sandra, often provided vocals on Enigma tracks. Jens Gad co-arranged and played guitar on three of the Enigma albums. Peter Cornelius also contributed to Enigma during the 1990s. Seven studio albums have been produced under the name of the project.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

enigma(noun)

anything difficult to understand; a mystery.

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