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notionnoun [C]

us   /ˈnoʊ·ʃən/
a belief or idea: Nast helped form the American notion of Santa Claus.
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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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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
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