Simple Definition of ideology
: the set of ideas and beliefs of a group or political party
Full Definition of ideology
1 : visionary theorizing
2 a : a systematic body of concepts especially about human life or culture b : a manner or the content of thinking characteristic of an individual, group, or culture c : the integrated assertions, theories and aims that constitute a sociopolitical program
Examples of ideology in a sentence
the ideology of a totalitarian society
He says that the election is not about ideology.
Variants of ideology
Origin of ideology
French idéologie, from idéo- ideo- + -logie -logy
First Known Use: 1813
Rhymes with ideology
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Medical Definition of ideology
1: a systematic body of concepts especially about human life or culture
2: a manner or the content of thinking characteristic of an individual, group, or culture
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