Idea synonyms

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A concept is defined as a general idea of something.
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The definition of thought is the act of thinking, or the outcome of mental activity.
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The definition of a plan is a document, program or diagram that shows how to proceed.
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An indirect suggestion; slight indication; hint
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Something, such as an invention, that is a creation of the fancy.
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The definition of a notion is an idea, belief or vague knowledge of something.
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A piece of testimony that is not usually admissible when given by a layperson, as in contrast to an opinion given by an expert witness.
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A principle or body of principles presented for acceptance or belief, as by a religious, political, scientific, or philosophic group; dogma.
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An emotion of affection; a fondness:
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The significance of a thing.
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A vague recalling of an event, a belief.
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(In the plural) One's religious or moral convictions.
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A strong belief; conviction
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The definition of a hunch is a feeling or a premonition about something, or an arched back while sitting or standing.
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The faculty of knowing or understanding something without reasoning or proof.
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Suspicion is having a feeling, thinking or believing that someone is guilty of something.
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A detailed plan of action.
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(Idiomatic) Any strategy devised to reach a given objective.
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(Electronics) A specification of an integrated circuit showing the position of the physical components that will implement the schematic in silicon.
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A proposal of something to be done; plan; scheme
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Natural understanding or intelligence, especially in practical matters:
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A set of religious doctrines; a body of dogma:
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The definition of a purpose is a goal or intention.
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A romantic liking or interest:
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To furnish a synonym or synonyms for (a word)
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The concept or character projected to the public, as by a person or institution, especially as interpreted by the mass media:
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(cognition) That which is detected by the five senses; not necessarily understood (imagine looking through fog, trying to understand if you see a small dog or a cat); also that which is detected within consciousness as a thought, intuition, deduction, etc.
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The definition of mind is the part of someone that thinks, feels and remembers.
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The arrangement of body parts; posture:
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(Databases) A formal description of the structure of a database: the names of the tables, the names of the columns of each table, and the type and other attributes of each column. (similarly for the descriptive information of other data description structures, such as the ones of XML files.)
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Lace worked by the needle.
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A visionary plan or project
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Meaning; signification
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Maudlin emotion; sentimentality:
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Plural form of thought
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Something conceived in the mind or believed by a group of people; a concept, thought, or belief:
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A meaning that is expressed or implied:
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A method for making, doing, or accomplishing something
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A concrete image or idea:
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An aim that guides action; an objective:
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A plan; scheme; project
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Arbitrary thought or impulse:
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A strong belief
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An unusual, unexpected, or fanciful idea; a whim.
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Of or relating to concepts or mental conception:
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Of or pertaining to conceptualism
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Conditional; contingent:
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Pertaining to the formation of ideas or thoughts of objects not immediately present to the senses.
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Of or concerned with ideas.
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Existing as an inherent attribute
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The definition of notional is something that exists only in theory or only in the imagination.
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Causing or tending to cause swelling
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(Computing) Any generalization technique that ignores or hides details to capture some kind of commonality between different instances for the purpose of controlling the intellectual complexity of engineered systems, particularly software systems.
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In psychology, an archetype is the innate knowledge, images, or ways of thinking that are inherited from ancestors.
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An established principle in some artistic practice or science that is universally received.
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(Informal) An idea, plan, etc. regarded as produced by a person's own mental labor
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(US) A sudden thought, particularly one that solves a long-standing problem.
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A method of shared problem solving in which all members of a group spontaneously contribute ideas.
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The fetus or embryo, including all the surrounding tissues protecting and nourishing it during pregnancy.
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Opinion or judgment based on inconclusive or incomplete evidence; guesswork.
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​The inherent nature of a thing or idea.
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A state of mind involving obsession with a particular person, idea, or thing.
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The definition of a generalization is a broad statement or idea that applies to a lot of people or situations.
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(Obs.) An occasion; opportunity
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The method used in dealing with or accomplishing:
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A clear understanding of the inner nature of some specific thing
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The purpose, aim, or goal of a specific action or effort:
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The definition of an obsession is a focus on one thing with little interest in anything else.
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A recognizable sensation or impression received by the mind through the senses
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Something assumed without proof as being self-evident or generally accepted, especially when used as a basis for an argument.
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The state of being preoccupied or an idea that preoccupies the mind; enthrallment.
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A fixed or predetermined policy or mode of action.
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A rearrangement of the atoms or molecules of two or more substances that come into contact with each other, resulting in the formation of one or more new substances. Chemical reactions are caused by electrons of one substance interacting with those of another. The reaction of an acid with a base, for example, results in the creation of a salt and water. Some, but not all, reactions can be reversed.
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A personal point of view or opinion:
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Something supposed; assumption; hypothesis
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The act or process of surmising; conjecture in general
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(Buddhism) A mode or method of spiritual practice; a yana.
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(Architecture) To give visible or concrete expression to (the composition of structural elements):
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To form a concept or idea of; conceive
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To give something a definite or precise form
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To prepare according to a specified formula.
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To carry within the uterus from conception to delivery.
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To apprehend in thought so as to fix and hold in the mind; to memorize.
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To regard something abstract as if it were a concrete material thing
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Strategy is defined as a plan of action.
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(Construction and business) A document (verbal notification) specifying how much a job will probably cost.
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The process of making an estimate.
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(Medicine) The act of bringing together the edges of tissue to be sutured.
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(Linguistics) Topic, what is being talked about, as opposed to rheme
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(music) melodic subject of a musical composition
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(music) melodic subject of a musical composition
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One that is immune from criticism, often unreasonably so:
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Synonym Study

  • Impression also implies vagueness of an idea provoked by some external stimulus I have the impression that she's unhappy
  • Notion suggests a vague thought or one not fully considered I had a notion to go
  • Thought is used of any idea, whether or not expressed, that occurs to the mind in reasoning or contemplation she rarely speaks her thoughts
  • concept ion" style="font-weight: 600; color: inherit; text-decoration-color: #3A65B5" > Conception , often equivalent to concept, specifically refers to something conceived in the mind, or imagined my conception of how the role should be played
  • Concept refers to a generalized idea of a class of objects, based on knowledge of particular instances of the class his concept of a republic
  • Idea , the most general of these terms, may be applied to anything existing in the mind as an object of knowledge or thought
Find another word for idea. In this page you can discover 107 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for idea, like: concept, thought, plan, inkling, fantasy, notion, opinion, doctrine, feeling, meaning and impression.