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ideology

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noun, ide·ol·o·gy \ˌī-dē-ˈä-lə-jē, ˌi-\

Simple Definition of ideology

  • : the set of ideas and beliefs of a group or political party

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of ideology

plural ideologies

  1. 1 :  visionary theorizing

  2. 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

ideologist play \-jist\ noun

Examples of ideology in a sentence

  1. the ideology of a totalitarian society

  2. He says that the election is not about ideology.



Variants of ideology

also idealogy \-ˈä-lə-jē, -ˈa-\

Origin of ideology

French idéologie, from idéo- ideo- + -logie -logy


First Known Use: 1813


Medical Dictionary

ideology

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noun ide·ol·o·gy \ˌīd-ē-ˈäl-ə-jē, ˌid-\

Medical Definition of ideology

plural ideologies

  1. 1:  a systematic body of concepts especially about human life or culture

  2. 2:  a manner or the content of thinking characteristic of an individual, group, or culture

ideological also idealogical \ˌīd-ē-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl\play adjective
ideologically \-i-k(ə-)lē\play play adverb


Variants of ideology

also idealogy \-ˈäl-ə-jē, -ˈal-\play play play play


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