Definitions for ideologyˌaɪ diˈɒl ə dʒi, ˌɪd i-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
i•de•ol•o•gyˌaɪ diˈɒl ə dʒi, ˌɪd i-(n.)(pl.)-gies.
the body of doctrine or thought that guides an individual, social movement, institution, or group.
such a body forming a political or social program, along with the devices for putting it into operation.
theorizing of a visionary or impractical nature.
the study of the nature and origin of ideas.
a philosophical system that derives ideas exclusively from sensation.
Origin of ideology:
1790–1800; cf. F idéologie
political orientation, ideology, political theory(noun)
an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
imaginary or visionary theorization
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
ideology(noun)ˌaɪ diˈɒl ə dʒi, ˌɪd i-
a set of beliefs
Doctrine, philosophy, body of beliefs or principles belonging to an individual or group.
The study of the origin and nature of ideas.
Origin: From idéologie, from idéo- + -logie.
the science of ideas
a theory of the origin of ideas which derives them exclusively from sensation
An ideology is a set of conscious and unconscious ideas that constitute one's goals, expectations, and actions. An ideology is a comprehensive vision, a way of looking at things as in several philosophical tendencies, or a set of ideas proposed by the dominant class of a society to all members of this society. Ideologies are systems of abstract thought applied to public matters and thus make this concept central to politics. Implicitly every political or economic tendency entails an ideology whether or not it is propounded as an explicit system of thought.
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