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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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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It has been thought that depressive symptoms become more severe when anxiety accompanies depression and thus suicidal ideations are increased indirectly.
The prevalence of suicide ideation in adults with depression has been reported to range between 47% and 69% (4).
As used in the military today, group therapy for at-risk personnel has the primary goals of decreasing suicidal and homicidal ideations and increasing soldiers' coping skills.
After completing three sessions, 30 of the 34 soldiers reported no suicidal or homicidal ideations, and after the entire eight sessions none reported these ideations.
The level of urgency in positive EPDS screens as well as suicidal ideations were also addressed.
Rates for depression have been reported to be as high as 13% during pregnancy and 12 to 22% postpartum, with postpartum suicidal ideation at nearly 7%.
Criminals, regardless of their circumstances, think about the crime that they intend to commit, communicate their ideations or intentions, prepare to carry out the crime, and, finally, commit the crime.
The UPCB, a four-stage model, encompasses ideation, communication, facilitation, and actualization.
Although social/interpersonal experiences play a clear role in reducing distorted ideations, the mastering of formal operational abilities is the chief ingredient in bringing about a more accurate, refined understanding of self-other relations.
Some support for the notion that these ideations decline by late adolescence has been found in the form of negative correlations with age (Enright et al.
School bullying, therefore, is a risk factor for suicidal ideations and behavior, particularly in victims and victim-perpetrators, Dr.
Enquete sur les comportements et ideations suicidaires des eleves de 3e, 4e et 5e secondaire de la region 02 |Survey of suicidal behavior and ideations of 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade high school students of Region 02~.