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idea 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/īˈdēə/,
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ideas, plural;
  1. A thought or suggestion as to a possible course of action
    • - they don't think it's a very good idea
  2. A concept or mental impression
    • - our menu list will give you some idea of how interesting a low-fat diet can be
  3. An opinion or belief
    • - nineteenth-century ideas about drinking
  4. A feeling that something is probable or possible
    • - he had an idea that she must feel the same
  5. The aim or purpose
    • - I took a job with the idea of getting some money together
  6. (in Platonic thought) An eternally existing pattern of which individual things in any class are imperfect copies

  7. (in Kantian thought) A concept of pure reason, not empirically based in experience


  1. the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind"
  2. mind: your intention; what you intend to do; "he had in mind to see his old teacher"; "the idea of the game is to capture all the pieces"
  3. a personal view; "he has an idea that we don't like him"
  4. estimate: an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth; "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how long it would take"
  5. theme: (music) melodic subject of a musical composition; "the theme is announced in the first measures"; "the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it"
  6. In the most narrow sense, an idea is just whatever is before the mind when one thinks. Very often, ideas are construed as representational images; i.e. images of some object. In other contexts, ideas are taken to be concepts, although abstract concepts do not necessarily appear as images. ...
  7. Idea is the Bee Gees' fifth studio album, and their third international release on the ATCO label in the US and Polydor in the UK. Released in August, 1968 (see 1968 in music), the album sold over a million copies worldwide. ...
  8. In cryptography, the International Data Encryption Algorithm (IDEA) is a block cipher designed by James Massey of ETH Zurich and Xuejia Lai and was first described in 1991. As a block cipher, it is also symmetric. The algorithm was intended as a replacement for the Data Encryption Standard. ...
  9. According to ancient and medieval science, aether (Greek αἰθήρ aithēr), also spelled æther or ether, is the material that fills the region of the Universe above the terrestrial sphere.
  10. Idea is a genus of butterflies known as Tree Nymphs or Paper butterflies. The member species are concentrated around southeast Asia.
  11. In music, an idea is conception or realization of an idea such as a theme or texture. A complete but not independent musical idea is a section.
  12. An abstract archetype of a given thing, compared to which real-life examples are seen as imperfect approximations; pure essence, as opposed to actual examples. [from 14th c.]; The conception of someone or something as representing a perfect example; an ideal. [16th-19th c. ...
  13. (Ideas) moves in Kenpo are taught to be no more than ideas which can vary with each changing situation.
  14. The Ideas are the main message, the content of the piece, the main theme, together with all the supporting details that enrich and develop that theme. The ideas are strong when the message is clear, not garbled. ...
  15. (IDEAS) To fix the ideas: To consider the only case I can do.
  16. (Ideas) Actual Idealism · Class collaboration · Corporatism · Heroic capitalism · National Socialism · National syndicalism · State capitalism · State socialism · Supercapitalism · Third Position · Totalitarianism
  17. (Ideas) Creativity reduced to practice.
  18. (Ideas) Get feedback on an idea to see if the public thinks it is worth additional Research & Development. Rarely, can consumers come up with truly innovative ideas for a given product, but they can almost always respond to an idea. ...
  19. (Ideas) How can we make the Visual Thesaurus better?
  20. (Ideas) On Locke's conception ideas are the contents with which minds are "furnished" (as he puts it).  From "simple ideas" (e.g., or red, of round, of sweet) furnished by sense-perception the mind constructs "complex ideas" (e.g, of apple). ...
  21. (Ideas) With the exception of my web programmer, who I’ve known since high school, all these connections were made in the last few months. So How did I do it?
  22. (Ideas) are mental pictures, or dreams that are unproven. They may or may not be verbalized or recorded. They are not yet substantiated by data, but may be based on the person's knowledge. ...
  23. (Ideas) in this course the word has an open meaning and can be interpreted as understandings, thoughts, notions, opinions, views or beliefs.
  24. (Ideas) the early stage of designing where you draw out as many different possibilities as you can think of.  They should be annotated with key points as well as good and bad things.  As you develop an idea the bad things must be designed out.
  25. (ideas) Although people think, there is little agreement on how or why they do so. Although some thoughts, ideas and concepts may be innate, most are thought to be the result of mental activity. Innate ideas, if they exist, are build-in ways to percieve and act.