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[ahy-dee-ey-shuh-nl] /ˌaɪ diˈeɪ ʃə nl/
of, relating to, or involving ideas or concepts.
Origin of ideational
First recorded in 1850-55; ideation + -al1
Related forms
ideationally, adverb
nonideational, adjective
nonideationally, adverb
unideational, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • There is no need to add that my ideational abstinence went unrecognized and unrewarded.

    In Defense of Women H. L. Mencken
  • Sometimes there is a development of this symptom from others which seem to be ideational in their origin.

    Benign Stupors August Hoch
  • The law of benign stupor is a limitation of energy, emotion and ideational content.

    Benign Stupors August Hoch
  • Inhibition: Restraint (Special) limitation of function, physical or ideational, due to unconscious emotional attitudes.

    Outwitting Our Nerves Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
  • In the case of stupors the situation is fairly simple, in that the ideational content is extremely limited.

    Benign Stupors August Hoch
  • All that has been already said of these phenomena is applicable to this movement of ideational origin.

  • We have, in other words, been assuming that language moves entirely in the ideational or cognitive sphere.

    Language Edward Sapir
  • Real causal efficiency cannot of course occur here, for phenomena are ideational products.

  • Language and ideational processes developed together and are necessary to each other.

  • As contrasted with the ideational, the perceptual consciousness is concerned with practice.

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