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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.
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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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Only by reorienting ourselves ideationally and materially would we be able to respond properly to global challenges.
36) The construction of war around gendered protection, however, is often unrelated to the provision of actual protection, given that "when feminists argue that 'men' protect 'women' in war, they mean that 'masculinity' protects 'femininity' ideationally, whether or not men (or anyone else) protect women (or anyone else) in real material terms.
Lower" (which could, at the time, be a variant spelling of "lover") (23) seems almost to mirror "loving" (especially on the page, where the latter word would appear as "louing"), and "loving," in turn, seems ideationally similar to "like-lihood" (with which, finally, it has little to do).