What is the meaning of idea?


  • The content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about.
    • usage: "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind"
  • Your intention; what you intend to do.
    • usage: "he had in mind to see his old teacher"; "the idea of the game is to capture all the pieces"
  • A personal view.
    • usage: "he has an idea that we don't like him"
  • An approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth.
    • usage: "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how long it would take"
  • Music) melodic subject of a musical composition. (
    • usage: "the theme is announced in the first measures"; "the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it"
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APAWordNet. (2010). idea. Retrieved April 26, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/idea/definitions/1214347
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