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i·de·ol·o·gy

 (ī′dē-ŏl′ə-jē, ĭd′ē-)
n. pl. i·de·ol·o·gies
A set of doctrines or beliefs that are shared by the members of a social group or that form the basis of a political, economic, or other system.

[French idéologie : idéo-, ideo- + -logie, -logy.]

i′de·ol′o·gist n.

ideology

(ˌaɪdɪˈɒlədʒɪ)
n, pl -gies
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a body of ideas that reflects the beliefs and interests of a nation, political system, etc and underlies political action
2. (Philosophy) philosophy sociol the set of beliefs by which a group or society orders reality so as to render it intelligible
3. speculation that is imaginary or visionary
4. (Philosophy) the study of the nature and origin of ideas
ideological, ˌideoˈlogic adj
ˌideoˈlogically adv

i•de•ol•o•gy

(ˌaɪ diˈɒl ə dʒi, ˌɪd i-)

n., pl. -gies.
1. the body of doctrine or thought that guides an individual, social movement, institution, or group.
2. such a body forming a political or social program, along with the devices for putting it into operation.
3. theorizing of a visionary or impractical nature.
4. the study of the nature and origin of ideas.
5. a philosophical system that derives ideas exclusively from sensation.
[1790–1800; compare French idéologie]
i`de•o•log′ic (-əˈlɒdʒ ɪk) i`de•o•log′i•cal, adj.
i`de•o•log′i•cal•ly, adv.
i`de•ol′o•gist, n.

ideology

the body of doctrine, myth, symbol, etc., with reference to some political or cultural plan, as that of communism, along with the procedures for putting it into operation. — ideologist, idealogue, n.ideologic, ideological, adj.
See also: Politics
the body of doctrines, philosophical bases, symbols, etc., associated with a particular social or political movement, large group, or individual. — ideological, adj. — ideologist, n.
See also: Ideas

ideology

Any system of ideas and beliefs. Many writers, such as Marx, use the term to refer to a distorted system of beliefs and ideas.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ideology - an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
orientation - an integrated set of attitudes and beliefs
totalism, totalitarianism, absolutism - the principle of complete and unrestricted power in government
anarchism - a political theory favoring the abolition of governments
autocracy - a political theory favoring unlimited authority by a single individual
centrism, moderatism - a political philosophy of avoiding the extremes of left and right by taking a moderate position or course of action
collectivism - a political theory that the people should own the means of production
communism - a political theory favoring collectivism in a classless society
conservatism, conservativism - a political or theological orientation advocating the preservation of the best in society and opposing radical changes
segregationism - a political orientation favoring political or racial segregation
constitutionalism - advocacy of a system of government according to constitutional principles
democracy - the political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representatives
social democracy - the belief in a gradual transition from capitalism to socialism by democratic means
domino theory - the political theory that if one nation comes under communist control then neighboring nations will also come under communist control
elitism - the attitude that society should be governed by an elite group of individuals
extremism - any political theory favoring immoderate uncompromising policies
fascism - a political theory advocating an authoritarian hierarchical government (as opposed to democracy or liberalism)
federalism - the idea of a federal organization of more or less self-governing units
imperialism - a political orientation that advocates imperial interests
leftism - the ideology of the political left; belief in or support of the tenets of the political left
liberalism - a political orientation that favors social progress by reform and by changing laws rather than by revolution
meritocracy - the belief that rulers should be chosen for their superior abilities and not because of their wealth or birth
libertarianism - an ideological belief in freedom of thought and speech
monarchism - a belief in and advocacy of monarchy as a political system
Negritude - an ideological position that holds Black culture to be independent and valid on its own terms; an affirmation of the African cultural heritage
Orleanism - the political philosophy of the Orleanists
progressivism - the political orientation of those who favor progress toward better conditions in government and society
radicalism - the political orientation of those who favor revolutionary change in government and society
reactionism - the political orientation of reactionaries
republicanism - the political orientation of those who hold that a republic is the best form of government
rightism - the ideology of the political right; belief in or support of the tenets of the political right
socialism - a political theory advocating state ownership of industry
theocracy - the belief in government by divine guidance
Utopianism - the political orientation of a Utopian who believes in impossibly idealistic schemes of social perfection
dovishness - any political orientation favoring compromise to avoid conflict
hawkishness - any political orientation favoring aggressive policies
2.ideology - imaginary or visionary theorization
theorisation, theorization - the production or use of theories

ideology

Translations
ideologie
ideologi
ideologia
ideologija
イデオロギー
이데올로기
ideologi
มโนคติวิทยา
hệ tư tưởng

ideology

[ˌaɪdɪˈɒlədʒɪ] Nideología f

ideology

[ˌaɪdiˈɒlədʒi] nidéologie f

ideology

nWeltanschauung f, → Ideologie f

ideology

[ˌaɪdɪˈɒlədʒɪ] nideologia

ideology

أَيْدْيُولُوجْيَا ideologie ideologi Weltanschauung ιδεολογία ideología ideologia idéologie ideologija ideologia イデオロギー 이데올로기 ideologie ideologi ideologia ideologia идеология ideologi มโนคติวิทยา ideoloji hệ tư tưởng 意识形态

i·de·ol·o·gy

n. ideología, formación de conceptos e ideas.
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