What does notion mean?

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ˈnoʊ ʃənno·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. notionnoun

    a general inclusive concept

  3. 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"

  4. notionnoun

    (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. notionnoun

    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. notionnoun

    A sentiment; an opinion.

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

  3. notionnoun

    Sense; mind. Shakespeare.

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

  4. notionnoun

    An invention; an ingenious device; a knickknack.

    Yankee notions

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

  5. notionnoun

    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. notionnoun

    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.]

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

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

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  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. Donald Trump:

    I think this notion that everything has to be made here is ignoring the economic facts of the 21st century global supply chain.

  2. John Kilduff:

    There is the notion that a bottom has been set at $55 for Brent and $45 for WTI, and there are enough buyers out there each time the market tests those levels.

  3. Stefan Lehne:

    The financial crisis has resulted in the renationalization of a lot of European policies. Foreign policy is one, the notion that foreign policy can be a driver of European integration is not very plausible. I don't think the trust is there. If things get really tough, it will be national decisions by a few big countries or coalitions of the willing.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    If you apply conservative principles and you stick with it, and you have the leadership skills to bring people toward the cause, you can move the needle on these things, i reject the notion that we can't solve problems, that the gridlock is too enormous to forge consensus. It requires some creativity to get to a win for everybody.

  5. Alexandra Kokoli:

    What angers people most, whether they acknowledge it or not, is that notion of deskilling, that people are making money out of nothing, there is this big anxiety against a certain type of conceptualism that seems totally based on an artistic idea, and whose execution as an art work does not require any of the traditional artistic skills and techniques.

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