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Notion definition is - an individual's conception or impression of something known, experienced, or imagined. How to use notion in a sentence. Synonym Discussion of notion.

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  2. From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English notion no‧tion / ˈnəʊʃ ə n $ ˈnoʊ-/ W3 AWL noun countable 1 IDEA an idea, belief, or opinion notion of misguided notions of male superiority The traditional notion of marriage goes back thousands of years. She had only a vague notion of what she wanted to do. Notion that the notion that human beings are basically good She had no notion.
  1. wrong notion:
    • delusion; figment of the imagination; chimera; fallacy; mirage; illusion; fantasy; erroneous idea; wrong notion; phantasm; fantasm; phantasy; false hopes

Detailed Synonyms for wrong notion in English

wrong notion:

wrong notion [the ~] noun

  1. the wrong notion
    the delusion; the figment of the imagination; the chimera; the fallacy; the mirage; the illusion; the fantasy; the erroneous idea; the wrong notion; the phantasm; the fantasm; the phantasy
    • delusion [the ~] noun
    • chimera [the ~] noun
    • mirage [the ~] noun
    • fantasy [the ~] noun, American
    • wrong notion [the ~] noun
    • fantasm [the ~] noun, American
  2. the wrong notion
    the delusion; the fallacy; the false hopes; the illusion; the wrong notion
    • delusion [the ~] noun
    • false hopes [the ~] noun
    • wrong notion [the ~] noun

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Notion In English
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From Latinnōtiō(a becoming acquainted, a taking cognizance, an examination, an investigation, a conception, idea, notion), from nōscere(to know). Compare Frenchnotion. See know.


  • (Received Pronunciation)IPA(key): /ˈnəʊʃən/
  • (General American)IPA(key): /ˈnoʊʃən/
  • Audio (US)
  • Rhymes: -əʊʃən

Theory In English


notion (pluralnotions)

  1. Mentalapprehension of whatever may be known, thought, or imagined; idea, concept.
    • 1704, Isaac Newton, Opticks:
      What hath been generally agreed on, I content myself to assume under the notion of principles.
    • 1705-1715', George Cheyne, The Philosophical Principles of Religion Natural and Revealed
      there are few that agree in their Notions about them:.
    • 1725, Isaac Watts, Logick, or The Right Use of Reason in the Enquiry After Truth With a Variety of Rules to Guard
      That notion of hunger, cold, sound, color, thought, wish, or fear which is in the mind, is called the 'idea' of hunger, cold, etc.
    • 1858-1860, Sir William Hamilton, Lectures on Metaphysics and Logic
      Notion, again, signifies either the act of apprehending, signalizing, that is, the remarking or taking note of, the various notes, marks, or characters of an object which its qualities afford, or the result of that act.
  2. A sentiment; an opinion.
    • 1715 April 13, Joseph Addison, “The Free-holder: No. 30. Saturday, April 2. [1715.] [Julian calendar]”, in The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Esq;[], volume IV, London: []Jacob Tonson,[], published 1721, :
      The extravagant notion they entertain of themselves.
    • December 2, 1832, John Henry Newman, Wilfulness, the Sin of Saul
      A perverse will easily collects together a system of notions to justify itself in its obliquity.
    • 1935, George Goodchild, chapter 1, in Death on the Centre Court:
      “Anthea hasn't a notion in her head but to vamp a lot of silly mugwumps. She's set her heart on that tennis bloke[]whom the papers are making such a fuss about.”
  3. (obsolete)Sense; mind.
    • c.1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Macbeth”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: []Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, , [Act III, scene i], page 140:
      Who wrought with them, and all things else that might / To half a soul and to a notion crazed / Say, 'Thus did Banquo.'
  4. (colloquial) An invention; an ingenious device; a knickknack.
  5. Any small article used in sewing and haberdashery, either for attachment to garments or as a tool, such as a button, zipper, or thimble.
  6. (colloquial)Inclination; intention; disposition.
    I have a notion to do it.


mental apprehension of whatever may be known or imagined; an idea; a conception
  • Azerbaijani: fikir(az), anlayış(az), məfhum
  • Bashkir: төшөнсә(töšönsä)
  • Bulgarian: идея(bg)f(ideja), понятие(bg)n(ponjatie)
  • Catalan: noció(ca)f
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: 概念(zh)(gàiniàn)
  • Czech: pojem(cs)m
  • Dutch: notie(nl)f, besef(nl)
  • Finnish: käsite(fi), käsitys(fi)
  • French: notion(fr)f
  • Galician: noción(gl)f
  • German: Ahnung(de)f, Ansicht(de)f, Auffassung(de)f, Begriff(de)m, Denkbildn, Gedanke(de)m, Idee(de)f
  • Greek: αντίληψη(el)f(antílipsi), θεώρηση(el)f(theórisi)
  • Hungarian: gondolat(hu), elképzelés(hu), elgondolás(hu), fogalom(hu)
  • Irish: éirimf, smaoineamhm, nóiseanm
  • Italian: nozione(it), concetto(it)
  • Japanese: 概念(ja)(がいねん, gainen)
  • Khmer: គំនិត(km)(kumnɨt), សញ្ញាណ(km)(saññaan)
  • Korean: 개념(ko)(gaenyeom)
  • Kurdish:
    Central Kurdish: مەفھوم(mefhum)
  • Latin: nōtiō(la)f
  • Latvian: priekšstatsm
  • Macedonian: пои́мm(poím), претставаf(pretstava)
  • Maori: ariā
  • Middle English: conceyte
  • Persian: please add this translation if you can
  • Polish: pojęcie(pl)n
  • Portuguese: noção(pt)f, idéia(pt)f
  • Romanian: noțiune(ro)f
  • Russian: поня́тие(ru)n(ponjátije)
  • Scottish Gaelic: smaoinf
  • Serbo-Croatian: poimanjen
  • Slovak: pojem
  • Spanish: noción(es)f
  • Swedish: begrepp(sv)
  • Turkish: fikir(tr), kavram(tr), mefhum(tr), nosyon(tr)
  • Ukrainian: поня́ття(uk)n(ponjáttja)
  • Vietnamese: khái niệm(vi)
  • Welsh: syniad(cy)m
  • Yiddish: please add this translation if you can
  • Bashkir: фекер(feker)
  • Bulgarian: възглед(bg)m(vǎzgled)
  • Catalan: noció(ca)f
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: please add this translation if you can
  • Czech: představa(cs)f
  • Finnish: käsitys(fi)
  • German: Einfall(de)m
  • Greek: γνώμη(el)f(gnómi), άποψη(el)f(ápopsi)
  • Italian: opinione(it)
  • Khmer: គំនិត(km)(kumnɨt)
  • Latvian: priekšstatsm
  • Macedonian: мислаf(misla), ставm(stav)
  • Middle English: conceyte
  • Portuguese: noção(pt)f, opinião(pt)f
  • Romanian: opinie(ro)f
  • Russian: представле́ние(ru)n(predstavlénije), мне́ние(ru)n(mnénije)
  • Sanskrit: दृष्टि(sa)f(dṛṣṭi)
  • Scottish Gaelic: smaoinf
  • Turkish: görüş(tr)
  • Ukrainian: уя́влення(uk)(ujávlennja), іде́я(uk)(idéja)
  • Bulgarian: намерение(bg)n(namerenie)
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: please add this translation if you can
  • Finnish: aikomus(fi)
  • German: Neigung(de)f, Absicht(de)f, Lust(de)f
  • Italian: inclinazione(it), intenzione(it)
  • Khmer: បំណង(km)(bɑmnɑɑng)
  • Latvian: nodomsm, nolūksm
  • Macedonian: намераf(namera)
  • Portuguese: intenção(pt)f
  • Romanian: înclinație(ro)f
  • Spanish: ganas(es)fpl, intención(es)f
  • Turkish: eğilim(tr)

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Further reading[edit]

  • notion in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • notion in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • notion on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for notion in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)



Borrowed from Latinnōtiō, nōtiōnem.



  • IPA(key): /nɔ.sjɔ̃/
  • Audio


notionf (pluralnotions)

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Further reading[edit]

  • “notion” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Notion Synonyms In English

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