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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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Economically, strategically and ideationally, ASEAN's collective external orientation blurred.
On the other hand, after watching the tilt for three days, we note that there's an unwelcome tendency to make kiddie contestants intone song lyrics that are too ideationally mature for children to naturally think or utter.
However, the discursive implications of this fact for Spanish twentieth-century political, cultural and intellectual history are yet to be more systematically explored A closer analysis of how Spanish post-imperial discourses played a pivotal role in the early twentieth-century debate about the question of Spanish unity--a debate that was without a doubt precipitated by the political development of peripheral nationalisms --helps us reassess, for example, how power-related assumptions implicit in such debate are conveyed ideationally by means of imperial representations and figures of speech.
Rule, in his poems, comes from rhyme and measure, but rhyme is not only a quality of rule; it also generates something like cognitive energy by holding ideationally unrelated things in suspended acoustic relation.
We need to reinvent our curriculum, throw out ideationally marred old syllabi and start afresh with some investment in research and development.
Form makes sense structurally as well as ideationally.
Ideationally, philosophically, and especially theologically, it is the ground from which her later work evolves and is therefore all the more necessary and important in the progression of this idea in Giardina's thinking, as well as in her canon.
Thus the call for the "socially, politically and ideationally [embedded nature of markets]" (Block 2005, 8) singles out the labour market as a more natural and urgent field of societal intervention and protection than is the case with other markets which governments have historically regulated, such as the telecommunications or energy markets, for example.