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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

Full Definition of ideology

plural ide·ol·o·gies

  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

ide·ol·o·gist play \-jist\ noun

Examples of ideology

  1. the ideology of a totalitarian society

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



Variants of ideology

also ide·al·o·gy \-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 ide·ol·o·gies

  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

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



Variants of ideology

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


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