from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Pertaining to the formation of ideas or thoughts of objects not immediately present to the senses.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, or characterized by, ideation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the faculty of ideation, or to the exercise of this faculty; of or pertaining to the formation of ideas.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. being of the nature of a notion or concept
Balancing ambition with feasibility, ideational goals with material costs, has been perhaps the highest realist doctrine.
If we want to allow it its freedom, we have to allow our ideational lives to be let loose, to stream, letting anything come, initially censoring nothing.
He inserted it into the space between another drawer and the side of the file cabinet, turned the key, and opened an ideational trap door.
The Criten leaped for the ideational air-lock and activated the mechanism.
On a wider, ideational definition of national self-interest, a state's self-interest is determined not only by its material interests, such as economic gain, but also by its identities, principles, and shared values, such as the promotion of democracy, freedom, and human rights.
Given that something as basic as colour is actually an ideational impression, a semiotic artifice composed of arbitrary aesthemes, this just reads to me as essentialist philosophy contradicted by real science.
How far might ideas that some see as “distinct and simple” be viewed by others as mere labels for points in a vast framework of ideational potential?
The need for sentencing reform -- both legislative and ideational -- has never been so acute.
As such, literature is indeed like a series of tennis volleys, batting these ideational balls back and forth, even across the generations and centuries.
Ours is now largely an interconnected global civilization that has a case of 'the shakes' as it wobbles between a possible transmutation from a now deteriorating materially-based culture into a more conscious-orientated ideational culture; or further into decline.
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