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NOTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does notion mean? 

NOTION (noun)
  The noun NOTION has 4 senses:

1. a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
2. a general inclusive concept
3. an odd or fanciful or capricious idea
4. (usually plural) small personal articles or clothing or sewing items

  Familiarity information: NOTION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


NOTION (noun)


Sense 1notion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A vague idea in which some confidence is placed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

notion; impression; feeling; belief; opinion

Context examples:

his impression of her was favorable / what are your feelings about the crisis? / it strengthened my belief in his sincerity / I had a feeling that she was lying

Hypernyms ("notion" is a kind of...):

idea; thought (the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "notion"):

presence (the impression that something is present)

effect (an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived))

first blush (at the first glimpse or impression)

hunch; intuition; suspicion (an impression that something might be the case)


Sense 2notion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A general inclusive concept

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("notion" is a kind of...):

concept; conception; construct (an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "notion"):

mumpsimus (a traditional notion that is obstinately held although it is unreasonable)


Sense 3notion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An odd or fanciful or capricious idea

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

whimsey; whimsy; whim; notion

Context examples:

the theatrical notion of disguise is associated with disaster in his stories / he had a whimsy about flying to the moon / whimsy can be humorous to someone with time to enjoy it

Hypernyms ("notion" is a kind of...):

idea; thought (the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about)


Sense 4notion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(usually plural) small personal articles or clothing or sewing items

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

buttons and needles are notions

Hypernyms ("notion" is a kind of...):

article (one of a class of artifacts)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "notion"):

ribbon (notion consisting of a narrow strip of fine material used for trimming)


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