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|Noun||1.||mental object - the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned|
tradition - an inherited pattern of thought or action
object - the focus of cognitions or feelings; "objects of thought"; "the object of my affection"
food for thought, intellectual nourishment, food - anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking
noumenon, thing-in-itself - the intellectual conception of a thing as it is in itself, not as it is known through perception
matter, topic, issue, subject - some situation or event that is thought about; "he kept drifting off the topic"; "he had been thinking about the subject for several years"; "it is a matter for the police"
issue - an important question that is in dispute and must be settled; "the issue could be settled by requiring public education for everyone"; "politicians never discuss the real issues"
idea, thought - the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind"
essence, heart and soul, inwardness, nitty-gritty, pith, substance, gist, kernel, nub, meat, core, sum, marrow, heart, center, centre - the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"
wisdom - accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment
internal representation, mental representation, representation - a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
belief - any cognitive content held as true
goal, end - the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it; "the ends justify the means"
education - knowledge acquired by learning and instruction; "it was clear that he had a very broad education"
experience - the content of direct observation or participation in an event; "he had a religious experience"; "he recalled the experience vividly"
lore, traditional knowledge - knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote; "early peoples passed on plant and animal lore through legend"
ignorance - the lack of knowledge or education
metaknowledge - knowledge about knowledge