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notion

no·tion

notion

 
 
pronunciation:
no shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an idea, opinion, or view.
The notion that the earth moved around the sun was unacceptable to church leaders of the time.
synonyms:
idea, thought, view
similar words:
abstraction, assumption, belief, concept, conviction, impression, opinion
definition 2: a general or ill-formed idea.
I have some notions about teaching that I'd like to develop and put into practice.
synonyms:
concept, idea
similar words:
abstraction
definition 3: a fanciful idea or impulse.
I suddenly had a notion to go out and buy myself a dog.
synonyms:
abstraction, conceit, crotchet, fancy, idea, kink, whim, whimsy
similar words:
caprice, dream, eccentricity, humor, illusion, vagary
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