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  1. Notions

    Notions make up a highly specialised form of slang used by pupils at Winchester College. An individual slang word or expression is known as a notion. The number of notions officially in use declines each year, with around 200 notions currently included in the official Notions book sent to New Men. Some of the same words are used at other schools, in particular Eton and Charterhouse, though there they are not referred to as "notions". A Wykehamist may however speak of "an Eton notion" or "an Oxford notion" in describing the vocabulary or traditions of another institution. Notion also has a broader definition as "a manner or tradition peculiar to Winchester College". Hence the activity Morning Hills, when the whole school gets up early in the morning to meet on the top of St. Catherine's Hill, a nearby hill belonging to the college, can also be referred to as a notion. A personal notion is a personal right or privilege. For example, it is a "notion" of the Prefect of Hall to be carried into class in bed. An academic notion is one with no significance except as a question to be asked at notions examinā. A bad notion is a solecism: either a non-notional mode of speech or action where a notion is expected, or an attempt at a notion that misfires. A purported notion not accepted as historically authentic may be described as spurious.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. notions

    An American sea-term for a cargo in sorts; thus a notion-vessel on the west coast of America is a perfect bazaar; but one, which sold a mixture--logwood, bad claret, and sugar--to the priests for sacrament wine had to run for it.

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  1. Notions

    An Americanism for small wares or trifles in regard to dress.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of notions in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of notions in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  1. Gary Foster:

    Broadly, reality not meeting expectations is what trips people up, the most common example is when people have unrealistic notions of what the weight loss journey will be -- that they'll lose the same amount( of weight) every single week, or eat perfectly every single day. Life gets in the way. Teaching people a different mindset around that and being aware of your thinking style is key. ' All or none' is not good for weight, relationships or work performance.

  2. John Jackson:

    We are not willing to change our policies, there is a very intentional attempt to marginalize those who don’t accept the notions of sexual orientation and gender identity as the government has framed them.

  3. Albert Einstein:

    All our thoughts and concepts are called up by sense-experiences and have a meaning only in reference to these sense-experiences. On the other hand, however, they are products of the spontaneous activity of our minds they are thus in no wise logical consequences of the contents of these sense-experiences. If, therefore, we wish to grasp the essence of a complex of abstract notions we must for the one part investigate the mutual relationships between the concepts and the assertions made about them for the other, we must investigate how they are related to the experiences.

  4. Michael Roos:

    Having no preconceived notions about how this was going to go, I think it was successful in terms of just getting started and figuring things out, we're definitely at that point now where we've got to put more effort in and work hard and really, really start to develop our skills if we really want to make this a legitimate chance.

  5. Eddie Redmayne:

    She talked in depth and wonderful detail about [Elbe's] art and also extraordinary things about that period. How architecture had gotten more feminine with Art Nouveau, how the notions of gender were beginning to change in the 1920s, with women's clothing becoming more boyish and haircuts getting shorter. She was just so articulate on so many subjects.

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