from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The conceptualization of a mental image.
- n. The synthesis of ideas.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The faculty or capacity of the mind for forming ideas; the exercise of this capacity; the act of the mind by which objects of sense are apprehended and retained as objects of thought.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The process or the act of forming ideas.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the process of forming and relating ideas
The word "ideation" also shows up in the phrase "suicidal ideation," meaning "thinking, often obsessively, about harming yourself."
The first citation for the word "ideation" in the sense of "creation of new ideas" in the Oxford English Dictionary is from the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Management buy-in and support of innovation and ideation is critical.
It is not an idea as we experience ideas, not an object in ideation itself, but the schematic instantiated in an object.
For Hume all ideation is a recombination of sensation.
Suicidal ideation is a symptom of various mental disorders, but only a single symptom.
Whether we are able to recognize the input stream for our ideation is another matter, but accepting that ideas don't emerge without stimulus is a good first step.
I had had thoughts of hurting myself - images but not plans, what is called 'ideation', but no intent.
But what they also said that this was an increase in suicidal ideation, which is thinking about harming oneself.
This fundamental quality, when it embraces the sentiment of the individual and the direction of his ideation, that is to say, his whole personality, is what we have called _character_.