ide·​a·​tion·​al ˌī-dē-ˈā-sh(ə-)nəl How to pronounce ideational (audio)
: of, relating to, or produced by ideation
broadly : of or relating to ideas
ideationally adverb

Example Sentences

ideograms are ideational—they are meant to suggest some general idea and not a particular word or phrase
Recent Examples on the Web And the Trump Administration is taking concrete steps to encourage this ideational fusion. Time, 13 Dec. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ideational was in 1853

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Cite this Entry

“Ideational.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition


ide·​a·​tion·​al -shnəl, -shən-ᵊl How to pronounce ideational (audio)
: of, relating to, or produced by ideation
broadly : consisting of or referring to ideas or thoughts of objects not immediately present to the senses
ideationally adverb
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