- That which exists in the mind as the result of mental activity; a thought or a concept
Etymology: From Ancient Greek (polytonic, á) (idea) "notion, pattern", from (polytonic, áá) (idein) "to see".
- Ideas won't go to jail."A. Whitney Griswold (1952)
(rfc, This section includes terms derived from terms in this list (eg, "ideally" from "ideal") which should be moved out of this table; further, not all terms are derived from "idea": those beginning "ideo-" are certainly not)
- Someone's opinion, belief or conviction that is accepted as true
- An intuitive notion; a feeling or hunch
- A plan or scheme for doing something, or an intention
- (music) A musical theme or melodic subject
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