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v. i·de·at·ed, i·de·at·ing, i·de·ates
To form an idea of; imagine or conceive: "Such characters represent a grotesquely blown-up aspect of an ideal man ... if not realizable, capable of being ideated" (Anthony Burgess).
To conceive mental images; think.

i′de·a′tion n.
i′de·a′tion·al adj.


pertaining to, or characterized by, ideation


(ˌaɪ diˈeɪ ʃə nl)

of or involving ideas or concepts.
i`de•a′tion•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ideational - being of the nature of a notion or concept; "a plan abstract and conceptional"; "to improve notional comprehension"; "a notional response to the question"
abstract - existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment; "abstract words like `truth' and `justice'"
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I was searching for a form of expression, one that was spatial, ideational and aesthetic at the same time.
The prioritization of cultural factors in the explanation of China's international relations reflects Unschuld's contention that it is the weight of the ideational baggage of history which structures the cognitive grammars of Beijing's external outlook.
The third section explains and discusses the concept of ideational socialization/social learning.
Theoretically, she variously draws on elements of neorealism, with its emphasis on material capabilities and hegemonic power; neoliberal institutionalism and its treatment of the norms and rules of interstate cooperation; and constructivism's account of the centrality of ideas in policy making as she seeks to identify contextual and structural factors that guided the decision-making process under conditions of crisis and ideational conflict.
Both exhibitions rightly emphasized the centrality of drawing throughout Aycock's practice, as an ideational engine that has driven her to move from plans and their concrete realizations to sheer fantasy to actual architectural commissions.
While Jones's argument that norms do not constitute an independent social reality is plausible, and his neo-Gramscian treatment of ideational realities is inspiring, his empirical justifications for some of his interpretations and his selection of analytical concepts are not always convincing.
Similarly, Richard Bensel has explored the way in which beliefs of legislators of the sort commonly deemed ideological are "exhibited, shared and mutually understood" not as preexisting ideational attributes of individuals, but as the cultural products of interaction among "members of a self-identified group" (2010, 23).
Its underpinning theory enables the identification of three kinds of meanings (called metafunctions): ideational metafunctions that build subject matter or field; interpersonal metafunctions that construe roles and relationships through tenor; and textual metafunctions that construct the mode or flow of a text (Halliday & Matthiessen, 2004).
Once this begins to happen, Africa's' researchers, scholars and intellectuals will find themselves playing their full participatory role, laying the ideational groundwork for the necessary achievement of a federated, united Africa.
101 feature everything that is typical of the bulk of the composer's oeuvre: ideational and formal refinement, as well as phenomenal creative inventiveness.
Overall, Governance of Welfare State Reform contains well-researched and useful analyses for scholars and policy-makers who are interested in health care, pensions, labour markets, education, ideational analysis, politics of social policy reforms, and models of governing social programs across different national settings.
In 'Palestinian Women's Everyday Resistance: Between Normality and Normalisation', Sophie Richter-Devroe presents a fascinating account of the various coping strategies that Palestinian women adopt in their everyday lives under physical and ideational occupation.