- 1A conception of or belief about something: children have different notions about the roles of their parents I had no notion of what her words meantMore example sentences
idea, belief, concept, conception, conviction, opinion, view, thought, impression, image, perception, mental picture; assumption, presumption, hypothesis, theory, supposition; feeling, funny feeling, suspicion, sneaking suspicion, hunchinklingBritish • informal the foggiest idea
- The above notions constitute the elementary concepts of category theory.
- We see the world from different perspectives and have different notions of what constitutes fairness.
- Reductionism and the criterial theory lean heavily on the notion of analytic or conceptual truth.
- 2An impulse or desire, especially one of a whimsical kind: she had a notion to ring her friend at workMore example sentences
- Eagleton says that opinion, appetite or inclinations are notions of individual desire that become a person's subjectivity.
- And this desire transcends all notions of fear for one's own safety.
- But ‘the social gap in notions of fun may have more to do with age than gender.’
- 3 (notions) chiefly North American Items used in sewing, such as buttons, pins, and hooks.More example sentences
- Store small notions, such as buttons, pins and snaps, in empty film containers, pill bottles or baby food jars.
- Crafters will often use a backpack to transport fabric and other sewing notions to a guild meeting, leaving both hands free to carry the sewing machine.
- Also be sure to get such notions as thread, zippers, buttons, and interfacing.
late Middle English: from Latin notio(n-) 'idea', from notus 'known', past participle of noscere.