notion

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 Notion — Notion, Hafen von Kolophon (s. d.) …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 10 Notion — Notiōn (lat.), Begriff, Verstandesbegriff …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 11 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

  • 12 notion — *idea, concept, conception, thought, impression Analogous words: *opinion, view, belief, conviction, persuasion, sentiment …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 notion — ► NOUN 1) a concept or belief. 2) an impulse or desire. 3) a vague awareness or understanding. 4) (notions) chiefly N. Amer. items used in sewing, such as buttons and pins. ORIGIN Latin, idea …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 notion — [nō′shən] n. [Fr < L notio < notus: see NOTE] 1. a) a mental image; general idea b) a vague thought 2. a belief; opinion; view 3. a desire; inclination; whim 4. a plan or int …

    English World dictionary

  • 15 notion — n. 1) to have a notion 2) to dispel a notion 3) a foggy, hazy, vague; ludicrous; odd, strange; preconceived; widespread notion 4) a notion about, of (he didn t have the slightest notion of what I meant) 5) a notion that + clause (we tried to… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 notion — 01. Fred has this strange [notion] that he can do whatever he wants, and no one will challenge him on it. 02. The [notion] that all people are created equal is a political philosophy rather than a literal fact. 03. Where did you get the [notion]… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 17 NOTION — s. f. Connaissance, idée qu on a d une chose. Notion claire, précise, exacte, distincte, certaine, vague, confuse, imparfaite. Faible notion. Je n ai pas une connaissance parfaite de cela, je n en ai qu une simple notion, qu une faible notion. Il …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 18 NOTION — n. f. Connaissance élémentaire, sommaire, idée plus ou moins précise qu’on a d’une chose. Notion claire, exacte, confuse. Je n’ai pas une connaissance parfaite de cela, je n’en ai qu’une simple notion, qu’une faible notion. Je n’en ai nulle… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 19 notion — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ absurd, foolish, misguided, ridiculous, silly ▪ foggiest, vague ▪ I haven t the foggiest notion of how to get there …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 notion — no|tion W3 [ˈnəuʃən US ˈnou ] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: notio, from notus; NOTICE2] 1.) an idea, belief, or opinion notion of ▪ misguided notions of male superiority ▪ The traditional notion of marriage goes back thousands of years. ▪… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English


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