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ideatum

[ahy-dee-ey-tuh m, ee-dee-]
noun, plural i·de·a·ta [ahy-dee-ey-tuh, ee-dee-] /ˌaɪ diˈeɪ tə, ˌi di-/.
  1. (in epistemology) the object of knowledge as known by the mind.Compare datum(def 3).
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Origin of ideatum

1700–10; < New Latin ideātum, equivalent to Latin ide(a) idea + -ātum, neuter of -ātus -ate1
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Examples from the Web for ideatum

Historical Examples

  • It is a specification that emerges, correspondently, in both datum and ideatum.

    Essays in Experimental Logic

    John Dewey

  • It is a specification that emerges, correspondently, in both datum and ideatum, as affairs of the direction of logical movement.

  • The unquestioned element is the datum; the uncertain element, the ideatum.

    John Dewey's logical theory

    Delton Thomas Howard

  • Datum and ideatum come first, psychical and physical next in order.

    John Dewey's logical theory

    Delton Thomas Howard


British Dictionary definitions for ideatum

ideatum

noun plural -ata (-ˈeɪtə)
  1. philosophy the objective reality with which human ideas are supposed to correspond
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Word Origin

C18: New Latin, from Latin: idea
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