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From ideo- +‎ -geny. Compare French idéogénie and English idea, genesis.


ideogeny (uncountable)

  1. The science dealing with the origin of ideas.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 ideogeny in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)