Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for ideality in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
- (uncountable) The quality or state of being ideal.
- (uncountable) The capacity to form deals of beauty or perfection.
- The conceptive faculty.
Aside from the proper noun Oceania, this is the shortest five-syllable word in the English language.
- ideality in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- ideality in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.