noun Etymology: Latin notion-, notio, from noscere Date: 1537 1. a. (1) an individual's conception or impression of something known, experienced, or imagined (2) an inclusive general concept (3) a theory or belief held by a person or group b. a personal inclination ; whim 2. obsolete mind, intellect 3. plural small useful items ; sundries Synonyms: see idea

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  • notion — [ nosjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1570; lat. notio 1 ♦ (Surtout plur.) Connaissance élémentaire. ⇒ élément, rudiment. Avoir des notions de chimie, d anglais, d informatique. 2 ♦ Connaissance intuitive, synthétique et assez imprécise (que l on a d une chose).… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • notion — NOTION. sub. f. Connoissance, idée qu on a d une chose. Notion claire, distincte, certaine. notion confuse. foible notion. notion imparfaite. je n ay point de connoissance parfaite de cela, je n en ay qu une simple notion, qu une foible notion,… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Notion — No tion, [L. notio, fr. noscere to know: cf. F. notion. See {Know}.] 1. 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Notion — may refer to: Notion (ancient city) Notion (philosophy) Notions (sewing), small articles used in sewing and haberdashery Notion (software), music composition and performance computer program Notion (window manager), Ion (window manager) clone… …   Wikipedia

  • Notion — (griechisch Νότιον) war eine antike Stadt an der Westküste Kleinasiens. Sie liegt in der heutigen Türkei ca. 50 km südlich von İzmir am Golf von Kuşadası. Notion galt als äolische Gründung, lag jedoch in Ionien. Es diente als Hafenstadt für… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • notion — (n.) late 14c., from L. notionem (nom. notio) concept, conception, idea, notice, noun of action from pp. stem of noscere come to know (see KNOW (Cf. know)). Coined by Cicero as a loan translation of Gk. ennoia act of thinking, notion, conception …   Etymology dictionary

  • notion — [n1] belief, idea angle, apprehension, approach, assumption, awareness, clue, comprehension, conceit, concept, conception, consciousness, consideration, cue, discernment, flash, hint, image, imagination, impression, inclination, indication,… …   New thesaurus

  • Notiōn — (v. lat. Notio), 1) der Begriff, in sofern ihm gewisse Merkmale zukommen; 2) die öffentliche Aufforderung des Eigenthümers von confiscirter Contrebande, daß er sich entweder der Strafe unterziehe, od. gegen das gefällte Urtheil vertheidige …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Notion — Notion, Hafen von Kolophon (s. d.) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Notion — Notiōn (lat.), Begriff, Verstandesbegriff …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • notion — I noun abstraction, apprehension, belief, caprice, concept, conception, conviction, desire, estimation, fancy, feeling, humor, idea, impression, inclination, inkling, judgment, mental image, notio, opinion, sentiment, suggestion, supposition,… …   Law dictionary

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