• WordNet 3.6
    • v ideate form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case "Can you conceive of him as the president?"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ideate (Metaph) The actual existence supposed to correspond with an idea; the correlate in real existence to the idea as a thought or existence.
    • Ideate To apprehend in thought so as to fix and hold in the mind; to memorize.
    • Ideate To form in idea; to fancy. "The ideated man . . . as he stood in the intellect of God."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ideate To form in idea or thought; fancy.
    • ideate To apprehend mentally so as to retain and be able to recall; fix permanently in the mind.
    • ideate To form ideas; think.
    • ideate In metaphysics, produced by an idea, specifically by a Platonic idea; existing by virtue of its participation in an idea.
    • n ideate In metaphysics, the correlative or object of an idea; the real or actual existence correlating with an idea.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Ideate to form ideas
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. ideatum,. See Idea
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. ideaidein, to see.


In literature:

It is the limited, inhibited conception of sex that vitiates so much of the thought and ideation of the Eugenists.
"The Pivot of Civilization" by Margaret Sanger
Rather, however, they are due to peculiarities of the ideational and emotional centers.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 358, November 11, 1882" by Various
We have, in other words, been assuming that language moves entirely in the ideational or cognitive sphere.
"Language" by Edward Sapir
James calls this "ideational" preparation.
"How to Teach" by George Drayton Strayer and Naomi Norsworthy
Association was invoked to explain the adjustment of ideation to the order of external perception.
"The Life of Reason" by George Santayana
But the states considered were more properly those of attention and volition than of mere ideation.
"Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1" by Various
Consciousness then ceases to be passive sense or idle ideation and becomes belief and intelligence.
"Some Turns of Thought in Modern Philosophy" by George Santayana
The older we become, the richer is our ideational life.
"The Science of Human Nature" by William Henry Pyle
These functions appear to be reducible to three groups, namely: Sensation, Correlation, and Ideation.
"Hume" by T.H. Huxley
His perception was very dull, ideation slow and laborious.
"Studies in Forensic Psychiatry" by Bernard Glueck

In news:

Not too long ago, I read a paper titled "Burnout and Suicidal Ideation Among US Medical Student s" in The Annals of Internal Medicine.
We know now, I hope, that being creative consistently—from ideation to block-busting to execution to launch & ship—involves much more than sitting and thinking.
This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution.
As for the depression, when I am in its grips, at the bottom of the abyss, well, suicidal ideations are equivalent to happy thoughts.
Switzerland's largest retailer using GNX's retail-focused sourcing suite for merchandise sourcing, and GNX ProductVine to manage its ideation process for private label goods.
Compared to children not exposed to this kind of victimization , the risk of suicidal ideation increased by.

In science:

They stress the provision of right circumstance and methods for ideation and its implementation.
Fostering continuous innovation in design with an integrated knowledge management approach
We claim that such variation also requires a semantic representation based on a textual semantics that augments the existing ideational semantics.
Emphatic generation: employing the theory of semantic emphasis for text generation
Ideational ly, emphasis distribution and blocking of roles constrains the possible process types of the Upper Model to be chosen.
Emphatic generation: employing the theory of semantic emphasis for text generation
Two decades before the first n-body numerical simulation of von Hoerner488 , Holmberg ideated an ingenious device to simulate galaxy–galaxy encounters.
From Messier to Abell: 200 years of science with galaxy clusters