Definition of ideology
1 : visionary theorizing
2a : a systematic body of concepts especially about human life or cultureb : a manner or the content of thinking characteristic of an individual, group, or culturec : the integrated assertions, theories and aims that constitute a sociopolitical program
ideologistplay \ˌī-dē-ˈä-lə-jist, ˌi-\ noun
Examples of ideology in a Sentence
the ideology of a totalitarian society
He says that the election is not about ideology.
Recent Examples of ideology from the Web
Meanwhile, that the Mautes, Abu Sayyaf and two smaller groups were able together to seize a medium-sized city shows how IS ideology can unite disparate groups to devastating effect.
And, as such, the Russians made sure the city was the perfect paradigm of the hammer-and-sickle ideology with an exceptionally high standards of living—only the best technicians and workers were recruited to the arctic colony.
The pluralist government announced its intention to ban Hizbut Tahrir with much fanfare in May, arguing that the group’s call for the creation of a global caliphate was a rejection of the Constitution and pluralist state ideology.
The surname was simply an extension of his parents’ feminist ideologies (His first name, Sydney, was meant to be gender ambiguous.
But as social-justice advocates continually broaden their demands, perversions of social justice begin to do damage, like the excesses of any ideology insufficiently checked by analytic rigor and diversity.
True to Toomey’s cardio-meets-yoga ideology, several garments are deemed part of the Awakenings or Heart Opener collection, including a Meditation Cloak, a large shawl that looks like a Savasana of a cardigan.
The researchers have also used social media to predict personality, income, and political ideology, and to study hospital care, mystical experiences, and stereotypes.
Most people just pick the set of statistics that fit into their ideology, says Brent Skorup, a research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University who opposes the Wheeler rules.
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What Does ideology Mean?
Ideology has been in use in English since the end of the 18th century and is one of the few words whose coiner we can identify. The French writer A. L. C. Destutt de Tracy proposed it as a term to designate the “science of ideas,” and in that sense the word was quickly borrowed into English. Though ideology originated as a serious philosophical term, within a few decades it took on connotations of impracticality thanks to Napoleon, who used it in a derisive manner. Today, the word most often refers to “a systematic body of concepts,” especially those of a particular group or political party.
Origin and Etymology of ideology
French idéologie, from idéo- ideo- + -logie -logy
First Known Use: 1813See Words from the same year
IDEOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ideology for English Language Learners
: the set of ideas and beliefs of a group or political party
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
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