ideational

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ideation +‎ -al.

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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.
    • 2004, John P. Bartkowski, The Promise Keepers: Servants, Soldiers, and Godly Men (page 42)
      Ideational culture, which Sorokin counterposes to the sensate, is generated through more ethereal forms of engagement with the world. Ideational culture also abounds in religious communities.

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