Meaning of “notion” in the English Dictionary

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"notion" in British English

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notionnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈnəʊ.ʃən/ us /ˈnoʊ.ʃən/

C1 a belief or idea:

[ + that ] The show's director rejects the notion that seeing violence on television has a harmful effect on children.
I have only a vague notion of what she does for a living.

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notion noun [ C or U ] (FOR SEWING)

notions [ plural ] US UK haberdashery

cloth, pins, thread, etc. used for sewing, or a shop or a department of a large store that sells these

(Definition of “notion” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"notion" in American English

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notionnoun [ C ]

us /ˈnoʊ·ʃən/

a belief or idea:

Nast helped form the American notion of Santa Claus.

(Definition of “notion” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)