Definition of notion :
1. A sentiment; an opinion.
2. An invention; an ingenious device; a knickknack; as, Yankee notions.
3. Inclination; intention; disposition; as, I have a notion to do it.
4. Mental apprehension of whatever may be known or imagined; an idea; a conception; more properly, a general or universal conception, as distinguishable or definable by marks or notae.
5. Sense; mind.
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idea (part of speech: noun)
ideation, opinion, plan, conception, inspiration, vision, reflection, consideration, concept, perception, thought, design, image, brainstorm, idea, supposition, principle, theory, observation, inkling
- Silly notion, I suppose, but I mean what I say." - "A Fool and His Money", George Barr McCutcheon.
- The notion of envy implies a desire to see the person who is the object of it humbled and cast down. - "Plutarch's Lives Volume III.", Plutarch.
- Now this was, as I recall it, a notion quite new to me, and far more like Jack himself. - "Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker", S. Weir Mitchell.