the idea behind
Definition of the idea behind
: the reason for (something) I just don't get/understand the idea behind this change in the rules.
Word by Word Definitions
: a transcendent entity that is a real pattern of which existing things are imperfect representations
: a standard of perfection : ideal
: a plan for action : design
: in the place or situation that is being or has been departed from
: in, to, or toward the back
: later in time
: in or to a place or situation in back of or to the rear of
: used as a function word to indicate something that screens an observer
: following in order
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