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[ahy-dee-uh-loj-ik, id-ee-] /ˌaɪ di əˈlɒdʒ ɪk, ˌɪd i-/
of or pertaining to ideology.
speculative; visionary.
Also, ideological.
1855-60; ideolog(y) + -ic
Related forms
ideologically, adverb
anti-ideological, adjective
anti-ideologically, adverb
nonideologic, adjective
nonideological, adjective
nonideologically, adverb
unideological, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for ideological
  • First, campuses are increasingly becoming ideological battlegrounds littered with vested, politically.
  • Recently, however, such ideological conformism has been disappearing.
  • Geographic distance no longer means ideological isolation.
  • True science is big enough to embrace both without the vitriolic ideological bias.
  • Others brought with them some of the political and ideological movements then swirling across their homelands-including communism.
  • The left and right are both cynically exploiting children to advance their own ideological agendas.
  • It will also go on as long as the selection of materials for the curriculum carries with it an ideological charge.
  • Anything that digs down into the complexities of reality, without ideological blinders, is fine by me.
  • It is amazing how some commenters make ideological anti-science statements without any supporting evidence.
  • We're already seeing transportation spending being fought in ideological terms.
Word Origin and History for ideological

1797, from ideology + -ical. Related: Ideologically.

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