Definition of notion
1a (1) : an individual's conception or impression of something known, experienced, or imagined They had different notions of right and wrong. (2) : an inclusive general concept arriving at the notion of law — Irving Babbitt (3) : a theory or belief held by a person or group the notion of original sinb : a personal inclination : whim He had a notion to try skydiving.
3 notions plural : small useful items : sundries found the thread she wanted among the shop's notions
Examples of notion in a Sentence
He has some pretty strange notions.
She had a vague notion about what happened.
The study disproves any notion that dolphins are not intelligent.
She had a notion to try skydiving.
a sewing shop that sells fabrics, books, tools, and notions
Recent Examples of notion from the Web
The impulse that rejects the very notion of IQ differences between races will thrive despite any beneficent intentions founded on belief in such differences.
Still, James Davis, spokesman for the Koch political network, downplayed the notion that the Trump administration hasn’t accomplished much yet from the group’s wish-list.
Now the notion of the Bulls somehow owing the former Heat guard a buyout has entered the equation, when Wade could have protected himself from a rebuilding project by merely waiting.
The three shows, which run 10 months in total, play on the notion that the horizon tantalizingly beckons us forward but remains forever unattainable.
The notion that the man in the standoff was white was spread widely on social media during high-profile coverage of Lyles’ killing and was picked up by local organizations.
However, this notion that a woman shouldn’t dare to be strong and fearless left us so insecure.
The Republicans’ notion of taking their time and getting it right, rather than rushing to meet an arbitrary deadline, has been turned on its head.
And for U.K.-based Instagram star and beauty blogger Jack Emory, that notion couldn't be truer.
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Origin and Etymology of notion
Latin notion-, notio, from noscere
First Known Use: 1531See Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of notion
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