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Dictionary definition for: Idea

1. (n) the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea" "the thought never entered my mind"

2. (n) a personal view; "he has an idea that we don''t like him"

3. (n) an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth; "an estimate of what it would cost" "a rough idea how long it would take"

4. (n) your intention; what you intend to do; "he had in mind to see his old teacher" "the idea of the game is to capture all the pieces"

5. (n) (music) melodic subject of a musical composition; "the theme is announced in the first measures" "the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it"

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