An example of an ideology is a candidate's statement about their beliefs.
Other Word Forms
Origin of ideology
- French idéologie idéo- ideo- -logie -logy
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From French idéologie, from idéo- + -logie (equivalent to English ideo- + -logy). Coined 1796 by Destutt de Tracy. Modern sense of “doctrine” attributed to use of related idéologue (“ideologue”) by Napoleon Bonaparte as a term of abuse towards political opponents in early 1800s.