plural ideata
: the actual existence supposed to correspond with an idea

Word History


New Latin, from Latin idea + -atum, neuter of -atus -ate

First Known Use

circa 1708, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ideatum was circa 1708

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“Ideatum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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