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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.
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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"
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nIdeenbildung f; (= imagination)Vorstellungsvermögen nt
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n. ideación, proceso de formación de ideas.
paranoid ______ paranoide.
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Ideationally, at least two aspects of the Cretan context resonate with the "The Man from Greece".
The occurrences of these metafunctions noted in the participants' texts revealed that ideationally, in instant text messages, Facebook messages, tweets, comments posted on a blog and a videocast, arrangements, plans, thoughts and questions were observed in these short texts.
Yet, from the evidence presented here about people's tactical use of kinship during the period of transition from apartheid, it is clear that reliable relationships can be reinforced ideationally by imputing kinship (clanship).
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.
The ideationally disjointed state of the country's Islamist actors, the explosion of and divisions among indistinguishable Islamist micro-parties, the public's progressively worsening view of the partisan and election process, compounded by a potential ascendance of Salafism and Sufism, could together continue to erode numbers for the parties.
Behind such developments lies the unspoken, but ideationally powerful, question in the United States about the proper geographical scope of China, which is likely to be with us for some time.
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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.