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From Latin nōtiō (a becoming acquainted, a taking cognizance, an examination, an investigation, a conception, idea, notion), from nōscere (to know). Compare French notion. See know.


  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈnəʊʃən/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈnoʊʃən/
  • Rhymes: -əʊʃən


notion (plural notions)

  1. Mental apprehension of whatever may be known, thought, or imagined; idea, concept.
    • What hath been generally agreed on, I content myself to assume under the notion of principles.
    • 1705-1715', George Cheyne, The Philosophical Principles of Religion Natural and Revealed
      there are few that agree in their Notions about them:.
    • 1725, Isaac Watts, Logick, or The Right Use of Reason in the Enquiry After Truth With a Variety of Rules to Guard
      That notion of hunger, cold, sound, color, thought, wish, or fear which is in the mind, is called the "idea" of hunger, cold, etc.
    • Notion, again, signifies either the act of apprehending, signalizing, that is, the remarking or taking note of, the various notes, marks, or characters of an object which its qualities afford, or the result of that act.
  2. A sentiment; an opinion.
    • December 2, 1832, John Henry Newman, Wilfulness, the Sin of Saul
      A perverse will easily collects together a system of notions to justify itself in its obliquity.
  3. (obsolete) Sense; mind.
  4. (colloquial) An invention; an ingenious device; a knickknack.
  5. Any small article used in sewing and haberdashery, either for attachment to garments or as a tool, such as a button, zipper, or thimble.
  6. (colloquial) Inclination; intention; disposition.


See also

  • concept
  • conception
  • meaning

Further reading

  • notion in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • notion in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • notion on Wikipedia.Wikipedia



Borrowed from Latin nōtiō, nōtiōnem.


  • IPA(key): /nɔ.sjɔ̃/


notion f (plural notions)

  1. notion

Further reading

  • “notion” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

  • a general idea.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)