unobtanium

unobtanium
Seemingly first used by Jim Getty, a hand-held PC engineer at a large company.
Referred to an ultra-cool product that wasn't on the market yet, but could be applied to any kind of product that is so absolutely cool you fear it will never be available to the common consumer.

Did you see that wireless, flat-panel 20-inch monitor? Hope it's not unobtanium - I want to get one.


Dictionary of american slang with examples. .

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  • Unobtanium — Der Begriff Unobtanium (von engl. unobtainable nicht beschaffbar ) entstammt der Umgangssprache Hollywoods. Er bezeichnet eine beliebige, nicht existierende Substanz, deren angenommene Existenz den Plot eines Drehbuches überhaupt erst möglich… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • unobtanium — Seemingly first used by Jim Getty, a hand held PC engineer at a large company. Referred to an ultra cool product that wasn t on the market yet, but could be applied to any kind of product that is so absolutely cool you fear it will never be… …   Dictionary of american slang

  • unobtanium — noun /ʌn.ɒbˈteɪn.i.əm/ a) A fictitious substance, which, if it existed, would enable one to solve an intractable problem with ease. b) An especially rare component that is almost impossible to get hold of …   Wiktionary

  • unobtanium — [1] A coined word describing a bicycle or accessory made from expensive, high tech material. A play on unobtainable and titanium. [2] An object that is in a place that is impossible to retrieve but continues to rattle around (e.g., a weld… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Fictional universe of Avatar — In the 2009 science fiction film Avatar, director James Cameron conceived a fictional universe in which humans seek to mine unobtanium on the fictional exoplanetary moon, Pandora. The Earth like moon is inhabited by a sapient indigenous humanoid… …   Wikipedia

  • Unobtainium — is a humorous term that refers to any extremely rare, costly, or physically impossible material needed to fulfill a given design for a given application. The name is a blend derived from + ium (the suffix for a number of elements). Variations… …   Wikipedia

  • Unobtainium — est un terme utilisé pour décrire tout matériau hypothétique ayant des propriétés impossibles pour tout matériau réel. De tels matériaux apparaissent souvent dans des récits de science fiction. Sommaire 1 Usage 2 Origine 3 Unobtainium /… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • The Core - Der innere Kern — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: The Core – Der innere Kern Originaltitel: The Core Produktionsland: USA Erscheinungsjahr: 2003 Länge: 137 Minuten Originalsprache: Englisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • The Core – Der innere Kern — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: The Core – Der innere Kern Originaltitel: The Core Produktionsland: USA Erscheinungsjahr: 2003 Länge: 137 Minuten Originalsprache: Englisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Univers de fiction d'Avatar — Demande de traduction Fictional universe of Avatar → …   Wikipédia en Français

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