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


From ideate +‎ -ion (Wiktionary)



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