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ideology (orientation)

Definition:

an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation

Class:

cognition noun (cognitive processes and contents)

Related to:

ideologist

Derivative:

ideological

Plural:

ideologies

Describes:

conservative | liberal

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

French idéologie, from idéo- + -logie (equivalent to English ideo- + -logy)...
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

All senses of ideology...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Political philosophy

the study of such topics as politics, liberty, justice, property, rights, law, and the enforcement of a legal code by authority: what they are, why they are needed, what, if anything, makes a government legitimate, what rights and freedoms it should ... (41 of 7111 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Political philosophy

Britannica Encyclopedia:

ideology [society]

a form of social or political philosophy in which practical elements are as prominent as theoretical ones. It's a system of ideas that aspires both to ... (26 of 1292 words, 6 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/281943​/ideology

Collins Dictionary:

ideology | ideologies [plural] | ideologic [adjective, derived]

a body of ideas that reflects the beliefs and interests of a nation, political system, etc and underlies political action | [philosophy, sociology] ... (22 of 513 words, 4 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/ideology

Oxford Dictionary:

ideology | ideologies [sense-specific, plural] | ideological [derived] | ideologically [derived] | ideologist [derived]

a system of ideas and ideals, especially one which forms the basis of economic or political theory and policy | the set of beliefs characteristic of a ... (26 of 131 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/ideology

Merriam-Webster:

ideology | ideologies [plural] | idealogy | credo [synonym, sense-specific] | doctrine [synonym, sense-specific] | dogma [synonym, sense-specific] | gospel [synonym, sense-specific] | creed [synonym, sense-specific] | philosophy [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

visionary theorizing | a systematic body of concepts especially about human life or culture ; a manner or the content of thinking characteristic of an ... (24 of 122 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/ideology

Random House Dictionary:

ideology | ideologies [plural]

the body of doctrine, myth, belief, etc., that guides an individual, social movement, institution, class, or large group. | such a body of doctrine, ... (23 of 85 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/ideology

New World Dictionary:

ideology | ideologies [plural] | ideological [related] | ideologically [adverb, related] | ideologist [noun, related] | ideologize [noun, related]

[archaic] the study of the nature and origin of ideas | thinking or theorizing of an idealistic, abstract, or impractical nature; fanciful speculation ... (22 of 73 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ideology

Wiktionary:

ideology | ideologies [plural]

Doctrine, philosophy, body of beliefs or principles belonging to an individual or group. | The study of the origin and nature of ideas. (22 of 72 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/ideology

Macmillan British Dictionary:

ideology [countable/uncountable] | ideologies [plural]

a system of ideas and principles on which a political or economic theory is based ; a set of ideas with a strong social influence (25 of 61 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/ideology

American Heritage Dictionary:

ideology | ideologies [plural] | ideologist [noun, related]

The body of ideas reflecting the social needs and aspirations of an individual, group, class, or culture. | A set of doctrines or beliefs that form ... (25 of 51 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ideology

Cambridge Dictionary:

ideology

a theory, or set of beliefs or principles, especially one on which a political system, party or organization is based (20 of 36 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/ideology

Columbia Encyclopedia:

orientation

in architecture, the disposition of the parts of a building with reference to the points of the compass. From remote antiquity the traditional belief ... (24 of 327 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/world​/A​0836855​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

ideology | ideologies [plural] | ideological [adjective, derived] | ideologist [noun, derived]

a closely organized system of beliefs, values, and ideas forming the basis of a social, economic, or political philosophy or program | a set of ... (24 of 81 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861619984​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

ideology | ideologies [plural]

Origin: French idéologie, from idéo- + -logie (equivalent to English ideo- + -logy). Coined 1796 by Destutt de Tracy. Modern sense of "doctrine" attributed to use of related idéologue ("ideologue") by Napoleon... (31 of 41 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/ideology

Oxford Dictionary:

ideology | ideologies [sense-specific, plural]

First use: late 18th century

Origin: (in "..."): from French idéologie, from Greek idea "form, pattern" + -logos (denoting discourse or compilation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/ideology

Merriam-Webster:

ideology | ideologies [plural] | idealogy

First use: 1813

Origin: French idéologie, from idéo- ideo- + -logie -logy

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/ideology

New World Dictionary:

ideology | ideologies [plural]

Origin: French idéologie: see "ideo-" and "-logy"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ideology

American Heritage Dictionary:

ideology | ideologies [plural]

Origin: French idéologie: idéo-, ideo- + -logie, -logy.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ideology

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

ideology | ideologies [plural]

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "ideology"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "ideology"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/ideology

Macmillan American Dictionary:

ideology [countable/uncountable] | ideologies [plural]

Audio 1: North American pronunciation of "ideology"

Audio 2: North American pronunciation of "ideology"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/ideology

Macmillan British Dictionary:

ideology [countable/uncountable] | ideologies [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "ideology"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/ideology

Cambridge Dictionary:

ideology

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "ideology"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "ideology"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/ideology

the Free Dictionary:

ideology

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "ideology"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "ideology"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "ideology" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/ideology

Google Dictionary:

ideology | ideologies [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "ideology"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=ideology

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

ideology

Audio: North American pronunciation of "ideology"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=ideolo​06 word=ideology

ideology

Audio: North American pronunciation of "ideology"

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YourDictionary Audio:

ideology

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "ideology" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ideology

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