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English noun: notion

1. notion (cognition) a vague idea in which some confidence is placed


SamplesHis impression of her was favorable.
What are your feelings about the crisis?.
It strengthened my belief in his sincerity.
I had a feeling that she was lying.


Synonymsbelief, feeling, impression, opinion


Broader (hypernym)idea, thought


Narrower (hyponym)effect, first blush, hunch, intuition, presence, suspicion

2. notion (cognition) a general inclusive concept


Broader (hypernym)concept, conception, construct


Narrower (hyponym)mumpsimus

3. notion (cognition) an odd or fanciful or capricious idea


SamplesThe theatrical notion of disguise is associated with disaster in his stories.
He had a whimsy about flying to the moon.
Whimsy can be humorous to someone with time to enjoy it.


Synonymswhim, whimsey, whimsy


Broader (hypernym)idea, thought

4. notion (artifact) (usually plural) small personal articles or clothing or sewing items


SamplesButtons and needles are notions.


Broader (hypernym)article


Narrower (hyponym)ribbon









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