noun, plural i·de·ol·o·gies.
- the study of the nature and origin of ideas.
- a system that derives ideas exclusively from sensation.
Origin of ideology
Related Words for ideologyoutlook, theory, dogma, creed, philosophy, culture, view, credo, system, principles, Weltanschauung, ideas
Examples from the Web for ideology
Contemporary Examples of ideology
His ideology is just so strong and so powerful that it clouds his vision for common sense and objectiveness.The Sydney Astrologer Turned Islamic Radical
December 16, 2014
ALEC attracted corporations that saw an opportunity to push an agenda, regardless of ideology.
ALEC echoed the ideology of Charles Wilson, the first Defense Secretary in the Eisenhower administration.
But what influenced his change of heart to move away from Jacobinism as an ideology?Napoleon Was a Dynamite Dictator
November 7, 2014
All is aimed at inculcating young minds with the ISIS ideology.Darkness at Noon Prayers: Inside the Islamic Police State
November 5, 2014
Historical Examples of ideology
They should be destroyed because their ideology does not agree with yours.The Galaxy Primes
Edward Elmer Smith
In an age when money is the only ideology – they did not adhere to the party line.
It is a philosophy, an ideology, a way of life, a mentality and a personality.
The ideology of the various groups and parties had hardly changed.Our Revolution
The role of ideology in modern government has suffered curious neglect among students of politics for a considerable time.Government in Republican China
Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
noun plural -gies
1796, "science of ideas," originally "philosophy of the mind which derives knowledge from the senses" (as opposed to metaphysics), from French idéologie "study or science of ideas," coined by French philosopher Destutt de Tracy (1754-1836) from idéo- "of ideas," from Greek idea (see idea) + -logy. Later used in a sense "impractical theorizing" (1813). Meaning "systematic set of ideas, doctrines" first recorded 1909.
Ideology ... is usually taken to mean, a prescriptive doctrine that is not supported by rational argument. [D.D. Raphael, "Problems of Political Philosophy," 1970]