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    g*dahn'kn/ adj./ Ungrounded; impractical; not well-thought-out; untried; untested.

    a German word for `thought'. A `Gedanken experiment' refers to an experiment that is impractical to carry out, but useful to consider because it can be reasoned about theoretically.

    Among hackers the word has a pejorative connotation. It is typically used of a project that is written up in grand detail (typically as a Ph.D. thesis) without ever being implemented...

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