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ideology

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

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

plural ide·ol·o·gies

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
ide·ol·o·gist \-jist\ noun

Variants of IDEOLOGY

ide·ol·o·gy also ide·al·o·gy \-ˈä-lə-jē, -ˈa-\

Examples of IDEOLOGY

  1. the ideology of a totalitarian society
  2. He says that the election is not about ideology.

Origin of IDEOLOGY

French idéologie, from idéo- ideo- + -logie -logy
First Known Use: 1813

Other Sociology Terms

bourgeois, ethos, eugenics, exurb, incommunicado, intelligentsia, megalopolis, metrosexual, mores, subculture

ideology

noun ide·ol·o·gy \ˌīd-ē-ˈäl-ə-jē, ˌid-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ide·ol·o·gies

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
ideo·log·i·cal also idea·log·i·cal \ˌīd-ē-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl\ adjective
ideo·log·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of IDEOLOGY

ide·ol·o·gy also ide·al·o·gy \-ˈäl-ə-jē, -ˈal-\

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