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Meaning of IDEOLOGY

Pronunciation:  `Idee'âlujee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  imaginary or visionary theorization
  2. [n]  an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation

IDEOLOGY is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: political orientation, political theory
 See Also: absolutism, anarchism, autocracy, collectivism, communism, conservatism, conservativism, constitutionalism, democracy, dovishness, elitism, extremism, fascism, federalism, hawkishness, imperialism, liberalism, libertarianism, meritocracy, moderatism, monarchism, Negritude, orientation, progressivism, radicalism, reactionism, republicanism, social democracy, socialism, theocracy, theorisation, theorization, totalism, totalitarianism, Utopianism



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\I`de*ol"o*gy\, n. [Ideo- + -logy: cf. F.
1. The science of ideas. --Stewart.

2. (Metaph.) A theory of the origin of ideas which derives
   them exclusively from sensation.

Note: By a double blunder in philosophy and Greek,
      id['e]ologie . . . has in France become the name
      peculiarly distinctive of that philosophy of mind which
      exclusively derives our knowledge from sensation. --Sir
      W. Hamilton.

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 Related Terms: articles of religion, body of ideas, catechism, climate, climate of opinion, credenda, credo, creed, cult, doctrinal statement, doctrine, dogma, ethos, faith, formulated belief, gospel, intellectual climate, ism, moral climate, mores, norms, philosophy, political faith, political philosophy, principles, religion, school, spiritual climate, system of belief, system of ideas, system of theories, tenets, Weltanschauung, world view