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Enigma Definition

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[n] something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained; "how it got out is a mystery"; "it remains one of nature's secrets"
[n] a difficult problem


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perplexity, problem

Misc. Definitions

\E*nig"ma\, n.; pl. {Enigmas}. [L. aenigma, Gr. ?, fr. ? to speak darkly, fr. ? tale, fable.]
1. A dark, obscure, or inexplicable saying; a riddle; a statement, the hidden meaning of which is to be discovered or guessed. A custom was among the ancients of proposing an enigma at festivals. --Pope.
2. An action, mode of action, or thing, which cannot be satisfactorily explained; a puzzle; as, his conduct is an enigma.

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