notion


notion

noun

Definition of NOTION

1
notions pl  small useful items <the fabric store had a wide variety of thread, pins, buttons, and other notions>
Related Words baubles, bric-a-brac, gewgaws (also geegaws), knickknacks (also nicknacks), trinkets; gadgets, gimmicks, jiggers; hodgepodge, miscellany, variety
2
a sudden impulsive and apparently unmotivated idea or action <I have a notion to go in-line skating this afternoon>
Synonyms bee, caprice, crank, fancy, freak, humor, kink, maggot, megrim, notion, vagary, vagrancy, whimsy (also whimsey)
5
an idea or statement about all of the members of a group or all the instances of a situation <the popular notion that college athletes are airheads>

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