- ideology ► NOUN (pl. ideologies) 1) a system of ideas and ideals forming the basis of an economic or political theory. 2) the set of beliefs characteristic of a social group or individual.DERIVATIVES ideological adjective ideologically adverb ideologist noun.ORIGIN from Greek idea 'form' + -logos (denoting discourse or compilation).
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ideological — index theoretical Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
ideological — (adj.) 1797, from IDEOLOGY (Cf. ideology) + ICAL (Cf. ical). Related: Ideologically … Etymology dictionary
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ideological */*/ — UK [ˌaɪdɪəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l] / US [ˌaɪdɪəˈlɑdʒɪk(ə)l] / US [ˌɪdɪəˈlɑdʒɪk(ə)l] adjective based on, or relating to, an ideology ideological differences/disputes He criticized the scheme on ideological grounds. We have no ideological objection to… … English dictionary
ideological — ideologic ideologic, ideological ideologicaladj. concerned with or suggestive of ideas; as, an ideologic argument. Syn: ideological. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
ideological — ideology UK US /ˌaɪdiˈɒlədʒi/ noun [C or U] (plural ideologies) POLITICS ► a particular set of ideas and beliefs, especially one on which a political system, party, or organization is based: »The President called for better relations with… … Financial and business terms
ideological — adjective 1. of or pertaining to or characteristic of an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation • Pertains to noun: ↑ideology • Derivationally related forms: ↑ideology 2. concerned with or suggestive of ideas ideological … Useful english dictionary
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