the idea behind


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

Examples of the idea behind in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That is basically the idea behind Self-Align, a technique that researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and IBM have developed. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 16 May 2023 That is the idea behind the new $70 million Sharp Prebys Innovation and Education Center, a four-story, state-of-the-art training venue dedicated Friday in Kearny Mesa. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Apr. 2023 That was the idea behind the thunder house, which in the second half of the 1700s became a popular means of getting out the word about Benjamin Franklin’s experiments on the lightning rod. IEEE Spectrum, 1 Apr. 2023 That’s the idea behind their app, RealOpen, which launched in April. Isabel Lord, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2022 Though IDRx is new, the idea behind it — combining drugs to fight diseases — is more than 20 years old. Anissa Gardizy,, 2 Aug. 2022 That’s the idea behind a new machine built by physicists at MIT. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 18 July 2022 That’s the idea behind heat pumps, which are emerging as a cornerstone technology to electrically heat homes without adding to bad air. Tim Fitzpatrick, The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 May 2022 Blogging, working in the nonprofit industry and founding her brand strategy company Mignon Media, helped Gould form the idea behind FashFilmFete. Sofia Krusmark, The Arizona Republic, 26 Apr. 2022

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“The idea behind.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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