[ahy-dee-ey-tuh m, ee-dee-]

noun, plural i·de·a·ta [ahy-dee-ey-tuh, ee-dee-] /ˌaɪ diˈeɪ tə, ˌi di-/.

(in epistemology) the object of knowledge as known by the mind.Compare datum(def 3).

Origin of ideatum

1700–10; < New Latin ideātum, equivalent to Latin ide(a) idea + -ātum, neuter of -ātus -ate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for ideata


noun plural -ata (-ˈeɪtə)

philosophy the objective reality with which human ideas are supposed to correspond

Word Origin for ideatum

C18: New Latin, from Latin: idea
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