notion

01. Fred has this strange [notion] that he can do whatever he wants, and no one will challenge him on it.
02. The [notion] that all people are created equal is a political philosophy rather than a literal fact.
03. Where did you get the [notion] in your head that you should be taken care of? This is the real world, and no one is going to do that except yourself.
04. I was still quite young when I lost the romantic [notion] that Canada was a just and non-racist society.
05. The [notion] that animals are deserving of respect and consideration is gaining much wider acceptance in our society.
06. Previous [notions] regarding the nature of intelligence have changed considerably over the years.
07. According to Margaret Mead, language and the [notion] of 'self' develop concurrently.
08. From the ancient Greeks we have inherited the [notion] of education as worth pursuing for its own sake.
09. Pearl Bailey once remarked that when you're young, the silliest [notions] seem the greatest achievements.
10. Merry Browne once observed that preconceived [notions] are the locks on the door to wisdom.
11. Some people seem to have this [notion] in their heads that there is some shortcut you can take to learn a language quickly, and it simply isn't true.
12. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu once remarked that general [notions] are generally wrong.
13. In 1791, the U.S. Bill of Rights incorporated [notions] of freedom of speech, press, and fair trial into the new U.S. Constitution.
14. Although it seems very obvious today that culture exerts a strong influence on your thoughts and actions, this [notion] was largely overlooked in mainstream psychology for many years.
15. The [notion] that human beings are systematically taught how to behave, feel and think is the basis of sociological theory.

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  • notion — [ nosjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1570; lat. notio 1 ♦ (Surtout plur.) Connaissance élémentaire. ⇒ élément, rudiment. Avoir des notions de chimie, d anglais, d informatique. 2 ♦ Connaissance intuitive, synthétique et assez imprécise (que l on a d une chose).… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • notion — NOTION. sub. f. Connoissance, idée qu on a d une chose. Notion claire, distincte, certaine. notion confuse. foible notion. notion imparfaite. je n ay point de connoissance parfaite de cela, je n en ay qu une simple notion, qu une foible notion,… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Notion — No tion, [L. notio, fr. noscere to know: cf. F. notion. See {Know}.] 1. 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Notion — may refer to: Notion (ancient city) Notion (philosophy) Notions (sewing), small articles used in sewing and haberdashery Notion (software), music composition and performance computer program Notion (window manager), Ion (window manager) clone… …   Wikipedia

  • Notion — (griechisch Νότιον) war eine antike Stadt an der Westküste Kleinasiens. Sie liegt in der heutigen Türkei ca. 50 km südlich von İzmir am Golf von Kuşadası. Notion galt als äolische Gründung, lag jedoch in Ionien. Es diente als Hafenstadt für… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • notion — (n.) late 14c., from L. notionem (nom. notio) concept, conception, idea, notice, noun of action from pp. stem of noscere come to know (see KNOW (Cf. know)). Coined by Cicero as a loan translation of Gk. ennoia act of thinking, notion, conception …   Etymology dictionary

  • notion — [n1] belief, idea angle, apprehension, approach, assumption, awareness, clue, comprehension, conceit, concept, conception, consciousness, consideration, cue, discernment, flash, hint, image, imagination, impression, inclination, indication,… …   New thesaurus

  • Notiōn — (v. lat. Notio), 1) der Begriff, in sofern ihm gewisse Merkmale zukommen; 2) die öffentliche Aufforderung des Eigenthümers von confiscirter Contrebande, daß er sich entweder der Strafe unterziehe, od. gegen das gefällte Urtheil vertheidige …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Notion — Notion, Hafen von Kolophon (s. d.) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Notion — Notiōn (lat.), Begriff, Verstandesbegriff …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • notion — I noun abstraction, apprehension, belief, caprice, concept, conception, conviction, desire, estimation, fancy, feeling, humor, idea, impression, inclination, inkling, judgment, mental image, notio, opinion, sentiment, suggestion, supposition,… …   Law dictionary

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