ideology Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"ideology" in British English

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ideologynoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌaɪ.diˈɒl.ə.dʒi/  us   /-ˈɑː.lə-/
a set of ​beliefs or ​principles, ​especially one on which a ​politicalsystem, ​party, or ​organization is ​based: socialist/​capitalist ideology The ​people are ​caught between two ​opposing ideologies.
(Definition of ideology from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ideology" in American English

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ideologynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌɑɪ·diˈɑl·ə·dʒi, ˌɪd·i-/
politics & government a ​theory or set of ​beliefs, esp. one on which a ​politicalsystem, ​party, or ​organization is ​based
ideological
adjective  us   /ˌɑɪ·di·əˈlɑdʒ·ɪ·kəl, ˌɪd·i-/
They ​voted along ideological ​lines.
ideologically
adverb  /ˌɑɪ·di·əˈlɑdʒ·ɪ·kli, ˌɪd·i-/
(Definition of ideology from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"ideology" in Business English

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ideologynoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌaɪdiˈɒlədʒi/ (plural ideologies) POLITICS
a particular set of ​ideas and beliefs, especially one on which a ​politicalsystem, ​party, or ​organization is ​based: The ​President called for "better ​relations with countries whose ideologies and ​socialsystems are different from ours".
ideological
adjective
Their reasons for ​restructuring the ​company seem to be more ideological than ​financial.
ideologically
adverb
Compared with previous ​administrations, this ​Cabinet is one of the most ideologically ​united.
(Definition of ideology from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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