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no·tion (nshn) KEY
- A belief or opinion.
- A mental image or representation; an idea or conception.
- A fanciful impulse; a whim. See Synonyms at idea.
- notions Small lightweight items for household use, such as needles, buttons, and thread.
Middle English nocioun, concept, from Latin nti, ntin-, from ntus, known, past participle of nscere, to get to know; see gn- in Indo-European roots