notion notion  /ˈnoʊ ʃən/


  1. (n) a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
  2. (n) a general inclusive concept
  3. (n) an odd or fanciful or capricious idea
  4. (n) (usually plural) small personal articles or clothing or sewing items


  1. She overturned traditional notions of what it meant to be a Chinese woman.
  2. PTI, founded on the notion that a surplus of news existed which had to be licked into usable shape, felt no need to gather its own news until the 1930s.
  3. Given the foot traffic on a sleepy brownstone block, the notion of ABC paying people to stealth-advertise the show this way doesn't seem like the greatest idea.


  1. A Broadway Mini Summer Season

    Based partly on the notion that not many people are paying attention this time of year, Broadway shows rarely open in summer.
    on June 24, 2013     Source:

  2. Fool’s gold

    The notion of a “golden mean” or “middle way” dates to ancient times and was postulated as a foundation of morality and wisdom by Greek philosophers, Gautama Buddha, Confucius and St. Thomas Aquinas, among many others.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Ridgefield Press

  3. Dining news: Notion to begin monthly grand tasting dinners

    By Tribune-Review On June 30, Notion, 128 S. Highland Ave., will begin monthly grand tasting dinners, featuring 12 courses with wine pairing. Seatings are from 6 to ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Mckeesport Daily News


  1. "The notion that any questions about her work in Alaska is somehow not relevant to her potentially being vice president of the United States doesn't make too much sense to me," Obama said. "I think she's got a compelling story, but I assume...
    on Sep 4, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

  2. "The United States rejects the notion that NATO's gain is Russia's loss, or that Russia's strength is NATO's weakness. The last few years have seen a dangerous drift in relations," Biden said. "It's time to press the reset button and revisit...
    on Feb 7, 2009 By: Joe Biden Source: Los Angeles Times

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