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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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