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notion - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'notion' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Notion
- Mental apprehension of whatever may be known or imagined; an idea; a conception; more properly, a general or universal conception, as distinguishable or definable by marks or notae.
- A sentiment; an opinion.
- Sense; mind.
- An invention; an ingenious device; a knickknack; as, Yankee notions.
- Inclination; intention; disposition; as, I have a notion to do it.

Meaning of 'notion' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . notion [ n]
Meaning (1):
- (usually plural) small personal articles or clothing or sewing items
Example in sentence:
  • buttons and needles are notions
Meaning (2):
- an odd or fanciful or capricious idea
Example in sentence:
  • he had a whimsy about flying to the moon;
  • the theatrical notion of disguise is associated with disaster in his stories;
  • whimsy can be humorous to someone with time to enjoy it
Meaning (3):
- a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
Example in sentence:
  • his impression of her was favorable;
  • I had a feeling that she was lying;
  • it strengthened my belief in his sincerity;
  • what are your feelings about the crisis?