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Noun: idea  I'dee-u
  1. The content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about
    "it was not a good idea";
    - thought
  2. Your intention; what you intend to do
    "the idea of the game is to capture all the pieces";
    - mind
  3. A personal view
    "he has an idea that we don't like him"
  4. An approximate calculation of quantity, degree or worth
    "a rough idea how long it would take";
    - estimate, estimation, approximation
  5. (music) melodic subject of a musical composition
    "the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it";
    - theme, melodic theme, musical theme

Derived forms: ideas

Type of: aim, air, calculation, cognitive content, computation, content, design, figuring, intent, intention, line, melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, mental object, opinion, persuasion, purpose, reckoning, sentiment, strain, thought, tune, view

Encyclopedia: Idea