2010년 11월 22일 월요일

Dic: synonyms: idea, thought, notion, concept, conception

These nouns refer to what is formed or represented in the mind as the product of mental activity.


  • Idea has the widest range:
    .."Human history is in essence a history of ideas" (H.G. Wells).

  • Thought is distinctively intellectual and stresses contemplation and reasoning:
    .. "Language is the dress of thought" (Samuel Johnson).

  • Notion often refers to a vague, general, or even fanciful idea:
    .. "She certainly has some notion of drawing" (Rudyard Kipling).

  • Concept and conception are applied to mental formulations on a broad scale:
    .. You seem to have absolutely no concept of time.
    .. "Every succeeding scientific discovery makes greater nonsense of old-time conceptions of sovereignty" (Anthony Eden)
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