ideational

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ideation +‎ -al.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ʌɪdɪˈeɪʃən(ə)l/

Adjective[edit]

ideational (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to the formation of ideas or thoughts of objects not immediately present to the senses.
    • 1999, Joyce Crick, translating Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams, Oxford 2008, p. 61:
      An immoral dream would demonstrate nothing further of the dreamer's inner life than that he had at some time acquired knowledge of its ideational content [transl. Vorstellungsinhalt], but certainly not that it revealed an impulse of his own psyche.

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