ideology

(redirected from ideological)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to ideological: ideological state apparatus

ideology

 [i″de-ol´o-je, id″e-ol´o-je]
1. the science of the development of ideas.
2. the body of ideas characteristic of an individual or of a social unit.

i·de·ol·o·gy

(ī'dē-ol'ŏ-jē, id-ē-),
The composite system of ideas, beliefs, and attitudes that constitutes an individual's or group's organized view of others.
[ideo- + G. logos, study]

ideology

/ide·ol·o·gy/ (i″de-ol´ah-je) (id″e-)
1. the science of the development of ideas.
2. the body of ideas characteristic of an individual or of a social unit.

ideology

[ī′de·ol′əjē]
Etymology: Gk, idea
a scheme of ideas or systematic organization of ideas associated with doctrine and philosophy.

i·de·ol·o·gy

(ī'dē-ol'ŏ-jē)
The powerful and authoritative messages communicated through language or culture that tell us who we are and how we are to behave.
[ideo- + G. logos, study]
References in periodicals archive ?
Seizure of power or change of its distribution is more likely to trigger new forms of relations and perhaps networks, variable in their efficiency and capacity, following a division of labour between those who control security, the military, political institutions and those who control ideological networks.
Majid Nizami remarked that his ideological institution had targeted the new generation for the indoctrination of the ideology of Pakistan, so that Pakistan could be transformed into an Islamic, democratic and welfare state in conformity with the vision of the Quaid-i-Azam, Allama Iqbal and Madar-i-Millat.
The ideological plank assumes significance against the backdrop of Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi's bid to be the BJP's prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 general elections.
Not only did a clear majority say they welcome ideological disclosure, but only 10 percent said they dislike it
It allows for the accurate comparison of the location along the liberal-conservative ideological continuum of legislators who served at different points in time.
We do not have such ideological differences around which a new cold or any other kind of war could start," Mr Medvedev said after talks with Spanish prime minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero outside St Petersburg.
Rather, the ideology of Holocaust denial, transmuted from European bigots into the Arab and Muslim mainstream, where it has come to serve as the great unifier coalescing haters - Arab or Persian, Muslim or Christian or others across every ethnic, religious and ideological line.
While there is intriguing analysis throughout this sophisticated investigation, at times Wells overstates both the ideological coherence of this class and its influence, particularly in bringing about the Civil War.
Now we stand on the edge of a new century without a clear vision of a common good, engaged not in a war on poverty but an ideological war against the poor and a communal responsibility to the poor.
Indeed, the same tendency can be found in the diverse and regional strands of Marxism, the ideological exemplar for the social realists.
Schools and school-related issues are rife with moral and ideological complexity.
In addition to the decline in competition, American politics today is characterized by a growing ideological polarization between the two major political parties.