the idea

noun

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: the central meaning or purpose of something : goal or intention The whole idea of the game is to keep from getting caught. The idea is to get people to attend.

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“The idea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20idea. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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