the idea behind

Definition of the idea behind

  1. :  the reason for (something) I just don't get/understand the idea behind this change in the rules.

Word by Word Definitions

ideaplay
  1. :  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

behindplay
  1. :  in the place or situation that is being or has been departed from

    :  in, to, or toward the back

    :  later in time

  1. :  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

  1. :  buttocks


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