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idealadjective

uk   us   /aɪˈdɪəl/
B2 perfect, or the best possible: the ideal employer She's the ideal person (= exactly the right type of person) for the job. The television also comes in a compact 36 cm screen size, ideal for bedroom or kitchen use. It's the ideal opportunity to meet people. In an ideal world no one would go hungry.
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idealnoun

uk   us   /aɪˈdɪəl/

ideal noun (PRINCIPLE)

[C] a principle or a way of behaving that is of a very high standard: democratic ideals We are committed to the ideal of equality. They share the same high ideals.

ideal noun (PERFECT)

[S] a perfect thing or situation: The ideal would be to have a house in the town and one in the country.
Translations of “ideal”
in Arabic مِثالي…
in Korean 이상적인…
in Malaysian sempurna…
in French idéal…
in Turkish uygun, mükemmel, ideal…
in Italian ideale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 完美的, 理想的…
in Russian идеальный…
in Polish idealny…
in Vietnamese lý tưởng…
in Spanish ideal…
in Portuguese ideal…
in Thai ดีเลิศ…
in German ideal…
in Catalan ideal…
in Japanese 理想的な…
in Indonesian sempurna…
in Chinese (Simplified) 完美的, 理想的…
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