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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.


the process of forming ideas. — ideational, adj.
See also: Thinking
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Noun1.ideation - the process of forming and relating ideas
cerebration, intellection, mentation, thinking, thought process, thought - the process of using your mind to consider something carefully; "thinking always made him frown"; "she paused for thought"


nIdeenbildung f; (= imagination)Vorstellungsvermögen nt


n. ideación, proceso de formación de ideas.
paranoid ______ paranoide.
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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).