Notion Definition

nōshən
notions
noun
notions
A mental image; general idea.
Webster's New World
A vague thought.
Webster's New World
A belief; opinion; view.
Webster's New World
A desire; inclination; whim.
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A plan or intention.
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Antonyms:
need
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Other Word Forms of Notion

Noun

Singular:
notion
Plural:
notions

Origin of Notion

  • Middle English nocioun concept from Latin nōtiō nōtiōn- from nōtus known past participle of nōscere to get to know gnō- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin notio (“a becoming acquainted, a taking cognizance, an examination, an investigation, a conception, idea, notion"), from noscere (“to know"). Compare French notion. See know.

    From Wiktionary

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