ideology meaning

EN[aɪ.di.ˈɑl.ə.dʒi] [ɪ.di.ˈɑl.ə.dʒi]
  • Ideology, in the Althusserian sense, is "the imaginary relation to the real conditions of existence." It can be described as a set of conscious and unconscious ideas which make up one's goals, expectations, and motivations.
  • Ideology refers to the system of abstracted meaning applied to public matters, thus making this concept central to politics.

    Definition of ideology in English Dictionary

  • NounPLideologiesPREideo-SUF-ology
    1. Doctrine, philosophy, body of beliefs or principles belonging to an individual or group.
      1. What is unbearable, in fact, is the feeling, 13 years after 9/11, that America has been chasing its tail; that, in some whack-a-mole horror show, the quashing of a jihadi enclave here only spurs the sprouting of another there; that the ideology of Al Qaeda is still reverberating through a blocked Arab world whose Sunni-Shia balance (insofar as that went) was upended by the American invasion of Iraq.
    2. The study of the origin and nature of ideas.
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • The yahooism he had always despised was suddenly yoked to an ideology he viewed as reckless.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Morphemes
        • Prefixes
          • Words by prefix
            • Words prefixed with ideo-
          • Suffixes
            • Words by suffix
              • Words suffixed with -logy
                • Words suffixed with -ology
                • Words suffixed with -ology
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns

            Other Vocabulary

            Look-Alike Words
            1. en ideolog
            2. en idealogy
            3. en theology
            4. en geology
            5. en ideologue
            Source: Wiktionary

            Meaning of ideology for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "ideology" is a morpheme, more specifically, a prefixe and a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
            Difficultness: Level 6
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            Definiteness: Level 8
            Definite    ➨     Versatile