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5 definitions found
 for enigma
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  enigma \e*nig"ma\ ([-e]*n[i^]g"m[.a]), n.; pl. enigmas
     ([-e]*n[i^]g"m[.a]z). [L. aenigma, Gr. a'i`nigma, fr.
     a'ini`ssesqai to speak darkly, fr. a'i^nos tale, fable.]
     1. A dark, obscure, or inexplicable saying; a riddle; a
        statement, the hidden meaning of which is to be discovered
        or guessed.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              A custom was among the ancients of proposing an
              enigma at festivals.                  --Pope.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. An action, mode of action, or thing, which cannot be
        satisfactorily explained; a puzzle; as, his conduct is an
        enigma. Enigmatic

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  enigma
      n 1: something that baffles understanding and cannot be
           explained; "how it got out is a mystery"; "it remains one
           of nature's secrets" [syn: mystery, enigma, secret,
           closed book]
      2: a difficult problem [syn: riddle, conundrum, enigma,
         brain-teaser]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  99 Moby Thesaurus words for "enigma":
     Chinese puzzle, Gordian knot, arcanum, baffle, bafflement,
     baffling problem, bewilderment, bother, brain twister, cabala,
     classified information, confidence, confidential communication,
     confoundment, confusion, conundrum, crossword puzzle, crux,
     dark horse, dilemma, discomposure, disconcert, disconcertedness,
     disconcertion, disconcertment, disturbance, embarrassment,
     enigmatic question, esoterica, fix, floorer, frontier,
     frontiers of knowledge, guarded secret, hermetics, jam,
     jigsaw puzzle, knot, knotty point, matter of ignorance,
     mind-boggler, mystery, mystery of mysteries, mystification, n,
     node, nodus, nonplus, nut to crack, oxymoron, paradox,
     perplexed question, perplexity, personal matter, perturbation,
     pickle, plight, pons asinorum, poser, pother, predicament,
     private matter, privileged communication, privity, problem,
     profound secret, puzzle, puzzlement, puzzler, quandary, question,
     question mark, restricted information, riddle, scrape, sealed book,
     secret, sixty-four dollar question, stew, sticker, stumper, teaser,
     terra incognita, the incalculable, the occult, the strange,
     the unfamiliar, the unknowable, the unknown, tough proposition,
     unassuredness, unexplored ground, unexplored territory,
     unknown quantity, upset, vexed question, why, x, z
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Enigma
  
      The electro-mechanical cipher
     engine used by the Germans in World War II to encrypt and
     decrypt field orders.  Many of their messages were deciphered
     at Bletchley Park, by Alan Turing and others.
  
     See also: Tunny Emulator.
  
     (2012-03-25)
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Enigma, GA -- U.S. town in Georgia
     Population (2000):    869
     Housing Units (2000): 348
     Land area (2000):     3.251680 sq. miles (8.421811 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.032409 sq. miles (0.083940 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    3.284089 sq. miles (8.505751 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            27596
     Located within:       Georgia (GA), FIPS 13
     Location:             31.411466 N, 83.331056 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     31749
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Enigma, GA
      Enigma
  

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