Meaning of IDEA in English


noun a plan or purpose of action; intention; design.

2. idea ·noun a general notion, or a conception formed by generalization.

3. idea ·noun a belief, option, or doctrine; a characteristic or controlling principle; as, an essential idea; the idea of development.

4. idea ·noun 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.

5. idea ·noun 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.

6. idea ·noun 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. idea ·noun 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.

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