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Definition of "notion" []

  • A belief or opinion. (noun)
  • A mental image or representation; an idea or conception. (noun)
  • A fanciful impulse; a whim. See Synonyms at idea. (noun)
  • Small lightweight items for household use, such as needles, buttons, and thread. (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.

Use "notion" in a sentence
  • "Of course, phrased that broadly, the notion is absurd."
  • "For the willfully, viciously stupid carrion feeders that comprise the backbone of Reichwing religionists, such a notion is as alien as Jesus caring for the poor."
  • "James Ponsoldt: This notion is at the core of Killer of Sheep: what it means to be an adult, and how children learn and internalize grown-up behavior and responsibilities through lectures, through tears, but mostly by silently observing, peeking around corners, usually unbeknownst to their parents."