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Ideation  n.  The faculty or capacity of the mind for forming ideas; the exercise of this capacity; the act of the mind by which objects of sense are apprehended and retained as objects of thought. "The whole mass of residua which have been accumulated... all enter now into the process of ideation."

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"Ideation" Quotes from Famous Books

... cognition precedent to experience. It is because general laws constantly operative regulate the transmutations which constitute the individual's Presentment that it is possible for him to abstract from and generalise the data of sense; and it is because the subjective process of Ideation, by which we mean our representative mental activity in its widest sense, consists also in transmutations under the same general laws of the same portion of the energetic organism, that it is possible to frame ...
— Essays Towards a Theory of Knowledge • Alexander Philip

Words linked to "Ideation" :   cerebration, ideate, thinking, intellection, thought, mentation, thought process

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