What does notion mean?

Definitions for notion
ˈnoʊ ʃənno·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impression, feeling, belief, notion, opinion(noun)

    a vague idea in which some confidence is placed

    "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"

  2. notion(noun)

    a general inclusive concept

  3. notion, whim, whimsy, whimsey(noun)

    an odd or fanciful or capricious idea

    "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"

  4. notion(noun)

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

    "buttons and needles are notions"

GCIDE

  1. Notion

    Miscellaneous small objects; sundries; -- usually referring to articles displayed together for sale.

    Etymology: [L. notio, fr. noscere to know: cf. F. notion. See Know.]

Wiktionary

  1. notion(Noun)

    Mental apprehension of whatever may be known or imagined; an idea; a conception; more properly, a general or universal conception, as distinguishable or definable by marks or notæ.

    Etymology: From notio, from noscere. Compare French notion. See know.

  2. notion(Noun)

    A sentiment; an opinion.

    Etymology: From notio, from noscere. Compare French notion. See know.

  3. notion(Noun)

    Sense; mind. Shakespeare.

    Etymology: From notio, from noscere. Compare French notion. See know.

  4. notion(Noun)

    An invention; an ingenious device; a knickknack.

    Yankee notions

    Etymology: From notio, from noscere. Compare French notion. See know.

  5. notion(Noun)

    Any small article used in sewing and haberdashery, such as a button or zipper.

    Etymology: From notio, from noscere. Compare French notion. See know.

  6. notion(Noun)

    Inclination; intention; disposition.

    I have a notion to do it.

    Etymology: From notio, from noscere. Compare French notion. See know.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Notion

    mental apprehension of whatever may be known or imagined; an idea; a conception; more properly, a general or universal conception, as distinguishable or definable by marks or notae

    Etymology: [L. notio, fr. noscere to know: cf. F. notion. See Know.]

  2. Notion

    a sentiment; an opinion

    Etymology: [L. notio, fr. noscere to know: cf. F. notion. See Know.]

  3. Notion

    sense; mind

    Etymology: [L. notio, fr. noscere to know: cf. F. notion. See Know.]

  4. Notion

    an invention; an ingenious device; a knickknack; as, Yankee notions

    Etymology: [L. notio, fr. noscere to know: cf. F. notion. See Know.]

  5. Notion

    inclination; intention; disposition; as, I have a notion to do it

    Etymology: [L. notio, fr. noscere to know: cf. F. notion. See Know.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Notion

    nō′shun, n. the art of forming a conception in the mind of the various marks or qualities of an object: the result of this act, a conception: opinion: belief: judgment: a caprice or whim: any small article ingeniously devised or invented, usually in pl.adj. Nō′tional, of the nature of a notion: ideal: fanciful.—adv. Nō′tionally, in notion or mental apprehension: in idea, not in reality.—n. Nō′tionist, one who holds ungrounded opinions. [Fr.,—L. notion-emnoscĕre, notum, to know.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'notion' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2743

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'notion' in Nouns Frequency: #995

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of notion in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of notion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of notion in a Sentence

  1. Neil Alldredge:

    State Farm is just not in the economic interest of the insurer to have a car go in and out of an auto body shop three or four times to get State Farm right, and so the notion that somehow this is meant to... do shoddy work or to encourage the idea that we have to get it done quickly and move on to the next one really isn't in the insurance company's economic interest.

  2. Stewart Glickman:

    The notion of a vaccine being sometime around the corner gives some hope that oil demand may recover.

  3. Chris Iggo:

    I disagree entirely with the notion that the decline in oil prices is negative and adds to the deflationary outlook.

  4. Eric Trump:

    We've done a really good job welcoming everyone, all sorts of diversity, but the only place where there's a lack of diversity is a lack of diversity in thought -- and that's something we have to change, you have to be able to argue both sides of the coin ... That's something I learned a lot from my father. He'd sort of make you argue the opposite side, even if you didn't necessarily believe it, just so you could put yourself in those shoes, this notion that that doesn't exist anymore is very scary, cause what do those people in the real world when they for the first time face real adversity? What do they do if they're not able to do that? If they're not able to take some criticism, if they grew up in that participation medal, you know, era that so many of our kids do.

  5. George Herbert Walker Bush:

    The notion of political correctness . declares certain topics. certain expressions . even certain gestures off-limits. What began as a crusade for civility has soured into a cause of conflict and even censorship.

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