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no·tion

 (nō′shən)
n.
1. A belief or opinion: had an old-fashioned notion of what qualities were most important in a mate.
2. A mental image; an idea or conception: Do you have any notion of what I'm referring to? See Synonyms at idea.
3. An impulse or whim: I suddenly had the notion of walking by the river.
4. notions Small lightweight items for household use, such as needles, buttons, and thread.

[Middle English nocioun, concept, from Latin nōtiō, nōtiōn-, from nōtus, known, past participle of nōscere, to get to know; see gnō- in Indo-European roots.]

notion

(ˈnəʊʃən)
n
1. a vague idea; impression
2. an idea, concept, or opinion
3. an inclination or whim
[C16: from Latin nōtiō a becoming acquainted (with), examination (of), from noscere to know]

no•tion

(ˈnoʊ ʃən)

n.
1. a general, vague, or imperfect conception or idea.
2. an opinion, view, or belief.
3. a conception or idea: his notion of democracy.
4. a fanciful or foolish idea; whim.
5. notions, small articles, as buttons, thread, or ribbon, displayed together for sale.
[1560–70; < Latin nōtiō examination, idea <nō-, base of nōscere to come to know (see notify)]
no′tion•less, adj.
syn: See idea.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.notion - a vague idea in which some confidence is placed; "his impression of her was favorable"; "what are your feelings about the crisis?"; "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"; "I had a feeling that she was lying"
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"
presence - the impression that something is present; "he felt the presence of an evil force"
effect - an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived); "he just did it for effect"
first blush - at the first glimpse or impression; "at first blush the idea possesses considerable intuitive appeal but on closer examination it fails"
hunch, suspicion, intuition - an impression that something might be the case; "he had an intuition that something had gone wrong"
2.notion - a general inclusive concept
concept, conception, construct - an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
mumpsimus - a traditional notion that is obstinately held although it is unreasonable; "he still holds to the old mumpsimus that a woman's place is in the kitchen"
3.notion - an odd or fanciful or capricious idea; "the theatrical notion of disguise is associated with disaster in his stories"; "he had a whimsy about flying to the moon"; "whimsy can be humorous to someone with time to enjoy it"
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"
4.notion - (usually plural) small personal articles or clothing or sewing items; "buttons and needles are notions"
article - one of a class of artifacts; "an article of clothing"
ribbon - notion consisting of a narrow strip of fine material used for trimming

notion

noun
1. idea, view, opinion, belief, concept, impression, judgment, sentiment, conception, apprehension, inkling, mental image or picture, picture I disagree with the notion that violence on TV causes acts of violence in society. He has a realistic notion of his capabilities.
2. whim, wish, desire, fancy, impulse, inclination, caprice I had a whimsical notion to fly off to Rio that night.

notion

noun
1. Something believed or accepted as true by a person:
2. That which exists in the mind as the product of careful mental activity:
3. An impulsive, often illogical turn of mind:
Translations
رَغْبَهفِكْرَهفَهْم، مَفْهوم
představachuťnápadnázorpojem
begrebidélyst
hugmyndhugmynd, skoîunlöngun, hugdetta
pažiūra
nodomspriekšstatsuzskats
ideja

notion

[ˈnəʊʃən] N
1. (= idea) → idea f; (= view) → opinión f, noción f; (= whim) → capricho m
I have a notion thattengo la idea de que ...
I had no notion that he was planning to leaveno tenía ni idea de que tuviera pensado marcharse
to have no notion ofno tener ni idea de
I haven't the slightest notionno tengo ni idea
to have a notion to do sthestar inclinado a hacer algo
2. notions (Sew) → artículos mpl de mercería, mercería f

notion

[ˈnəʊʃən] n
(= idea) → idée f
(= belief) → notion f

notion

n
(= idea, thought)Idee f; (= conception)Vorstellung f, → Idee f; (= vague knowledge)Ahnung f; (= opinion)Meinung f, → Ansicht f; I haven’t the foggiest (inf) or slightest notion (of what he means)ich habe keine Ahnung or nicht die leiseste Ahnung(, was er meint); I have no notion of timeich habe überhaupt kein Zeitgefühl; to give somebody notionsjdn auf Gedanken or Ideen bringen; that gave me the notion of inviting herdas brachte mich auf die Idee or den Gedanken, sie einzuladen; where did you get the notion or what gave you the notion that I …?wie kommst du denn auf die Idee, dass ich …?; he got the notion (into his head) that she wouldn’t help himirgendwie hat er sich (dat)eingebildet, sie würde ihm nicht helfen; I have a notion that …ich habe den Verdacht, dass …
(= whim)Idee f; to have a notion to do somethingLust haben, etw zu tun; if he gets a notion to do something, nothing can stop himwenn er sich (dat)etwas in den Kopf gesetzt hat, kann ihn keiner davon abhalten; she has some strange notionssie kommt manchmal auf seltsame Ideen or Gedanken; I hit (up)on or suddenly had the notion of going to see hermir kam plötzlich die Idee, sie zu besuchen
notions pl (esp US inf) → Kurzwaren pl

notion

[ˈnəʊʃn] n
a.idea; (concept) → nozione f
to have no notion of time → non avere la nozione del tempo
I haven't the slightest or foggiest notion → non ho la più pallida idea
I have no notion of what you mean → non ho la più vaga idea di cosa tu voglia dire
b. notions npl (Am) (haberdashery) → merceria

notion

(ˈnəuʃən) noun
1. understanding. I've no notion what he's talking about.
2. an uncertain belief; an idea. He has some very odd notions.
3. a desire for something or to do something. He had a sudden notion to visit his aunt.

notion

n. noción, concepto, opinión.
References in classic literature ?
She took it out a minute ago, and went off with it to put a ribbon on it, or some such notion," replied Jo, dancing about the room to take the first stiffness off the new army slippers.
It was his notion that the moment one of the people took one of the truths to himself, called it his truth, and tried to live his life by it, he became a grotesque and the truth he embraced became a falsehood.
I have no notion of going anywhere with Professor Bumper.
She's got some sort of notion in her head concerning the eternal rights of women; and--you understand--we meet in the morning at the breakfast table.
She had heard of the anathema flung by Maule, the executed wizard, against Colonel Pyncheon and his posterity,--that God would give them blood to drink,--and likewise of the popular notion, that this miraculous blood might now and then be heard gurgling in their throats.
I had received in Harley Street a narrower notion of the place, and that, as I recalled it, made me think the proprietor still more of a gentleman, suggested that what I was to enjoy might be something beyond his promise.
When, as I opine, in the course of time, the true nature of spermaceti became known, its original name was still retained by the dealers; no doubt to enhance its value by a notion so strangely significant of its scarcity.
But as the colossal skull embraces so very large a proportion of the entire extentof the skeleton; as it is by far the most complicated part; and as nothing is to be repeated concerning it in this chapter, you must not fail to carry it in your mind, or under your arm, as we proceed, otherwise you will not gain a complete notion of the general structure we are about to view.
spectable folks enough in a kinder plain way; but, as to gettin' up anything in style, they don't begin to have a notion on 't.
As a matter of business it was a good idea to get the notion around that the thing was difficult.
We have the notion in our country that Italians never do heavy work at all, but confine themselves to the lighter arts, like organ-grinding, operatic singing, and assassination.
Sometimes I've a mighty notion to just leave the country for good and all.