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Noun idea has 5 senses
  1. idea, thought - the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind"
    --1 is a kind of content, cognitive content, mental object
    --1 has particulars:
     inspiration; cogitation; concept, conception, construct; preoccupation; misconception; plan, program, programme; figment; generalization, generalisation, generality; suggestion; impression, feeling, belief, notion, opinion; reaction; theorem; notion, whim, whimsy, whimsey; meaning, substance; burden; theme, motif; ideal; idealization, idealisation; keynote
    Derived form: verb ideate1
  2. idea - a personal view; "he has an idea that we don't like him"
    --2 is a kind of
    opinion, sentiment, persuasion, view, thought
  3. estimate, estimation, approximation, idea - an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth; "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how long it would take"
    --3 is a kind of calculation, computation, figuring, reckoning
    --3 has particulars:
     guess, guesswork, guessing, shot, dead reckoning; guesstimate, guestimate; overestimate, overestimation, overrating, overreckoning; underestimate, underestimation, underrating, underreckoning
  4. mind, idea - 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"
    --4 is a kind of purpose, intent, intention, aim, design
  5. theme, melodic theme, musical theme, idea - (music) melodic subject of a musical composition; "the theme is announced in the first measures"; "the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it"
    --5 is a kind of tune, melody, air, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrase
    --5 has particulars: motif, motive; statement; variation
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