Definitions for ideation
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
i•de•ateˈaɪ diˌeɪt(v.)-at•ed, -at•ing.
(v.t.)to form an idea, conception, or image of.
(v.i.)to form ideas or images; think.
Origin of ideate:
the process of forming and relating ideas
The conceptualization of a mental image.
The synthesis of ideas.
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