An example of a notion is when you have an idea of what acceptable behavior is.
An example of a notion is when you sort of remember hearing about a particular fact.
Had an old-fashioned notion of what qualities were most important in a mate.
I suddenly had the notion of walking by the river.
Do you have any notion of what I'm referring to?
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