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notion

noun [C]  /ˈnoʊ·ʃən/ us  
a belief or idea: Nast helped form the American notion of Santa Claus.
Translations of “notion”
in Korean 개념…
in Arabic مَفهوم…
in French idée…
in Turkish kavram, inanış, fikir…
in Italian nozione, idea…
in Chinese (Traditional) 觀念, 看法…
in Russian понятие, представление…
in Polish pojęcie, koncepcja, pogląd…
in Spanish noción, idea, concepto…
in Portuguese noção…
in German der Begriff, die Vorstellung, die Neigung…
in Catalan noció, idea…
in Japanese 観念…
in Chinese (Simplified) 观念, 看法…
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