impression, feeling, belief, notion, opinionnoun
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"
a general inclusive concept
notion, whim, whimsy, whimseynoun
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"
(usually plural) small personal articles or clothing or sewing items
"buttons and needles are notions"
Miscellaneous small objects; sundries; -- usually referring to articles displayed together for sale.
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.
A sentiment; an opinion.
Sense; mind. Shakespeare.
An invention; an ingenious device; a knickknack.
Any small article used in sewing and haberdashery, such as a button or zipper.
Inclination; intention; disposition.
I have a notion to do it.
Etymology: From notio, from noscere. Compare French notion. See know.
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
a sentiment; an opinion
an invention; an ingenious device; a knickknack; as, Yankee notions
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
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-em—noscĕre, notum, to know.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'notion' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2743
Rank popularity for the word 'notion' in Nouns Frequency: #995
The numerical value of notion in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of notion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
The medical establishment in our country has embraced a lot of really wild, far-left theories – the wildest of them being the notion that racial discrimination is a positive good.
We must overcome the notion that we must be regular. It robs us of the chance to be extraordinary and leads us to the mediocre.
This notion that Ray Tweedie have to have an event that has seven people show up at it to call it a success in New Hampshire, I think, is somewhat dated and may be the model that the candidates who can't fill rooms use.
I want to just push back on this notion that whatever we do related to homicide rates begins and ends with the police. It doesn't, it's very important that cops and communities are working together on this.
Earlier today, I notified the White House that I do not wish to be considered at this time for possible nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States, the notion of being considered for a seat on the highest court in the land is beyond humbling and I am incredibly grateful to have been mentioned.
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Translations for notion
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- fikir, məfhum, anlayışAzerbaijani
- төшөнсә, фекерBashkir
- pojem, představaCzech
- Gedanke, Denkbild, Einfall, Lust, Begriff, Absicht, Auffassung, Ansicht, Neigung, Idee, AhnungGerman
- άποψη, θεώρηση, αντίληψη, γνώμηGreek
- noción, ganas, intenciónSpanish
- käsitys, käsite, aikomusFinnish
- éirim, smaoineamh, nóiseanIrish
- smaoinScottish Gaelic
- elképzelés, elgondolás, gondolat, fogalomHungarian
- សញ្ញាណ, បំណង, គំនិតKhmer
- поим, намера, претстава, мисла, ставMacedonian
- notie, besefDutch
- noção, intenção, idéia, opiniãoPortuguese
- înclinație, noțiune, opinieRomanian
- представление, понятие, мнениеRussian
- mefhum, fikir, kavram, görüş, nosyon, eğilimTurkish
- khái niệmVietnamese
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