counteridea Rare. in logic, a contrary. ideology the body of doctrines, philosophical bases, symbols, etc., associated with a particular social or political movement, large group, or individual. —ideological, adj. —ideologist, n. instrumentalism the concept that ideas and thoughts are instruments of action and that their usefulness determines their truth. —instrumentalist, adj. intellection 1. the exercise or use of the intellect. 2. a particular act or process of the intellect. misocainea an abnormal dislike for new ideas. neoteric a modern person; one accepting new ideas and practices. schematist a person who forms schemes; a projector or promoter. sophiology the science of ideas. technology 1. the methods and tools that a society has developed in order to facilitate the solution of its practical problems. 2. any specific application of such. —technological, adj. —technologist, n. theoretics the branch or part of any field of learning or knowledge that is concerned with theories or hypotheses, as contrasted with practical application. theorist a person who forms theories or who specializes in the theory of a particular subject.
- plural form of idea