from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The process or the act of forming ideas.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The conceptualization of a mental image.
  • noun The synthesis of ideas.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the process of forming and relating ideas


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From ideate +‎ -ion


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