Definition of ecotopia in English:

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ecotopia

Pronunciation: /ˈēkōtōpēə/ /ˈekō-/

Entry from US English dictionary

noun

An ecologically ideal region or form of society, generally viewed as imaginary.
Example sentences
  • I'm not looking for an ecotopia, I'm just curious how folks would do it.
  • So maybe this is a reason to push for an Ecotopia, after all: Finally, we could get some real, public-health-oriented social engineering underway.

Derivatives

ecotopian

adjective
Example sentences
  • What happened to our vision of an ecotopian community of peaceful activists working together for a better world?
  • This is our opportunity to begin creating a model for sustainable development, our seed for an ecotopian community

Origin

1975: from the title of a novel by Ernest Callenbach, originally denoting the Pacific coast of the US, from eco- 'ecological', on the pattern of Utopia.

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