late 14c., nocioun, 'a general concept, conception,' from Latin notionem (nominative notio) 'concept, conception, idea, notice,' noun of action from past participle stem of noscere 'come to know,' from PIE root *gno- 'to know.' Coined by Cicero as a loan-translation of Greek ennoia 'act of thinking, notion, conception,' or prolepsis 'previous notion, previous conception.'
Further we will define the notion “term”. It must be noted that modern linguistic literature has no unique common notion of “term” because terms are studied within the framework of different. We found 18 answers for “Notion”. This page shows answers to the clue Notion, followed by ten definitions like “An ingenious article”, “An invention; an ingenious device” and “A fanciful or foolish idea”. A synonym for Notion is understanding.
Meaning 'an opinion, a view, a somewhat vague belief' is from c. 1600; that of 'a not very rational inclination, a whim' is by 1746. Notions in the concrete sense of 'miscellaneous small articles of convenience or utensils' (such as sold by Yankee peddlers) is by 1803, American English, via the idea of 'clever product of invention.'
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