ide·ol·o·gy /ˌaɪdiˈɑləʤi, ˌɪ-/
ide·ol·o·gy /-ˈɑləʤɪ, ˈæl-/ 名詞
1. The science of ideas.
2. Metaph. A theory of the origin of ideas which derives them exclusively from sensation.
Note: ☞ By a double blunder in philosophy and Greek, idéologie . . . has in France become the name peculiarly distinctive of that philosophy of mind which exclusively derives our knowledge from sensation.
n 1: an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or
nation [syn: political orientation, political theory]
2: imaginary or visionary theorization