Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “ideology”


noun [C or U]     /ˌaɪ.diˈɒl.ə.dʒi/ US  /-ˈɑː.lə-/
a set of beliefs or principles, especially one on which a political system, party, or organization is based: socialist/capitalist ideology The people are caught between two opposing ideologies.Ideas, concepts and theoriesReligious beliefs and atheistic beliefs
(Definition of ideology noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of ideology

Definitions of “ideology” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


the skill with which something was made or done

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More