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Idea meaning

idea - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. The transcript, image, or picture of a visible object, that is formed by the mind; also, a similar image of any object whatever, whether sensible or spiritual.
  2. 2. A general notion, or a conception formed by generalization.
  3. 3. Hence: Any object apprehended, conceived, or thought of, by the mind; a notion, conception, or thought; the real object that is conceived or thought of.
  4. 4. A belief, option, or doctrine; a characteristic or controlling principle; as, an essential idea; the idea of development.
  5. 5. A plan or purpose of action; intention; design.
  6. 6. A rational conception; the complete conception of an object when thought of in all its essential elements or constituents; the necessary metaphysical or constituent attributes and relations, when conceived in the abstract.
  7. 7. A fiction object or picture created by the imagination; the same when proposed as a pattern to be copied, or a standard to be reached; one of the archetypes or patterns of created things, conceived by the Platonists to have excited objectively from eternity in the mind of the Deity.
  8. 8. mental image; notion; opinion.

idea - examples of usage

  1. I do not like the idea of your being here alone.
  2. When his idea is right? - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  3. It's only your idea. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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