of, relating to, or involving ideas or concepts.

Origin of ideational

First recorded in 1850–55; ideation + -al1
Related formsi·de·a·tion·al·ly, adverbnon·i·de·a·tion·al, adjectivenon·i·de·a·tion·al·ly, adverbun·i·de·a·tion·al, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ideational

Historical Examples of ideational

  • 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