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  1. of, relating to, or involving ideas or concepts.
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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
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Related Words for ideational

imaginative, abstract, metaphysical, intellectual, vague, academic, philosophical, logical, analytical, speculative, assumed, conjectural, contingent, general, ideal, impractical, pedantic, pure, quixotic, tentative

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