notion definition

  • noun:
    • A belief or viewpoint.
    • A mental picture or representation; a notion or conception.
    • A fanciful impulse; a whim. See Synonyms at concept.
    • Small lightweight things for family use, eg needles, buttons, and thread.
    • Mental apprehension of whatever is known or imagined; a thought; a conception; more precisely, a broad or universal conception, as distinguishable or definable by scars or notæ.
    • A sentiment; a viewpoint.
    • good sense; mind. Shakespeare.
    • An invention; an amazing product; a knickknack.
    • Any small article used in stitching and haberdashery, such as for instance a button or zipper.
    • Inclination; intention; disposition.
    • an over-all concept; a mental representation of a situation of things.
    • A thought; a cognition.
    • in Lockian philos., a complex idea.
    • within the Hegelian philos., that comprehensive conception in which conflicting elements are seen as mere aspects of whole truth.
    • a viewpoint; a sentiment; a view; specially, a somewhat obscure belief, hastily trapped or established on inadequate proof and small knowledge of the niche.
    • A desire, tendency, purpose, or belief, generally not so deep nor logical; a caprice; a whim.
    • The mind; the effectiveness of understanding; the comprehension.
    • In a concrete good sense, a tiny article of convenience; a, utensil; some tiny helpful article involving ingenuity or inventiveness with its conception or make: frequently in the plural.
    • Synonyms and Impression, fancy.
    • (usually plural) tiny private articles or clothing or sewing things
    • a vague concept by which some self-confidence is placed
    • an over-all inclusive idea
    • an odd or fanciful or capricious idea
  • others:
    • Mental apprehension of whatever could be known or imagined; a notion; a conception; even more properly, an over-all or universal conception, as distinguishable or definable by markings or notæ.
    • A sentiment; a viewpoint.
    • Sense; head.
    • An invention; an ingenious product; a knickknack.
    • Inclination; objective; personality.
    • Miscellaneous tiny items; sundries; -- usually referring to articles presented together obtainable.

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