Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to the faculty of ideation, or to the exercise of this faculty; of or pertaining to the formation of ideas.

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

  • adjective Pertaining to, or characterized by, ideation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Pertaining to the formation of ideas or thoughts of objects not immediately present to the senses.

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

  • adjective being of the nature of a notion or concept

Etymologies

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From ideation +‎ -al.

Examples

  • 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.

    Creative Control - Part 5

  • 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?

    Creative Control - Part 5

  • 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.

    David Isenberg: PSC and R2P in Libya

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Balancing ambition with feasibility, ideational goals with material costs, has been perhaps the highest realist doctrine.

    What Would Wilson Do?

  • The Criten leaped for the ideational air-lock and activated the mechanism.

    Project Armageddon, or The Beam O’Doom: Putting the Lid Where It Belongs « Unknowing

  • 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.

    Return of the wild she-wolves

  • Balancing ambition with feasibility, ideational goals with material costs, has been perhaps the highest realist doctrine.

    What Would Wilson Do?

  • 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.

    RC: How the Criten Got the Keys, Grubbage « Unknowing

  • 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?

    Archive 2009-02-01

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