Meaning of IDEAL in English

IDEAL

transcription, транскрипция: [ aɪˈdɪəl ]

adj. & n. --adj. 1 a answering to one's highest conception. b perfect or supremely excellent. 2 a existing only in idea. b visionary. 3 embodying an idea. 4 relating to or consisting of ideas; dependent on the mind. --n. 1 a perfect type, or a conception of this. 2 an actual thing as a standard for imitation. øideal gas a hypothetical gas consisting of molecules occupying negligible space and without attraction for each other, thereby obeying simple laws. øøideally adv. [ME f. F id÷al f. LL idealis (as IDEA)]

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