Definition of "ideology" []

  • The body of ideas reflecting the social needs and aspirations of an individual, group, class, or culture. (noun)
  • A set of doctrines or beliefs that form the basis of a political, economic, or other system. (noun)
  • A body of ideas that reflects the beliefs and interests of a nation, political system, etc and underlies political action (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The set of beliefs by which a group or society orders reality so as to render it intelligible (noun)
  • Speculation that is imaginary or visionary (noun)
  • The study of the nature and origin of ideas (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "ideology" in a sentence
  • "But then, consistency in ideology is not the strong suit of many."
  • "I'm usually ok doing presentations and speeches. .i used to do public speaking at school. .won a couple of competitions here and there. .but with those i usually got to choose the subject matter. .with this it was set for me and i really don't have a clue about the term ideology at all."
  • "The term ideology refers to this simultaneous war on reality and campaign for unreality."