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American English: /ˈnoʊʃ(ə)n/
British English: /ˈnəʊʃ(ə)n/

Translation of notion in Spanish:


  • 1 countable 1.1 (idea) she hadn't the slightest notion of how to behave in public
    no tenía ni la menor idea de cómo comportarse en público
    I have some notion of mathematics
    tengo algunas nociones de matemáticas
    I had a notion that I'd been there before
    tenía la sensación de que había estado allí antes
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (inclination) [colloquial]to have a notion to + infinitive
    tener ganas de + infinitive
    I've a notion to tell him just what I think
    tengo ganas de decirle exactamente lo que pienso
    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
    also: notions plural
    3.1 (in sewing)
    artículos (masculine plural) de mercería
    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.
    3.2 (American English) household/gift/office notions
    artículos (masculine plural) para el hogar/de regalo/de oficina
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