ideation

[ ahy-dee-ey-shuh n ]
/ ˌaɪ diˈeɪ ʃən /

noun

the process of forming ideas or images.

Origin of ideation

First recorded in 1820–30; ideate + -ion
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ideation

[ ī′dē-āshən ]

n.

The formation of ideas or mental images.

Related formside•ate′ v.i′de•ation•al adj.
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