|a number or quantity placed before and multiplying another quantity, such as 3 in the expression 3x|
|a relation between two sets in which one element of the second set is assigned to each element of the first set, the operator|
|1.||a conception of something that is perfect, esp that which one seeks to attain|
|2.||a person or thing considered to represent perfection: he's her ideal|
|3.||something existing only as an idea|
|4.||a pattern or model, esp of ethical behaviour|
|5.||conforming to an ideal|
|6.||of, involving, or existing in the form of an idea|
|a. of or relating to a highly desirable and possible state of affairs|
|b. of or relating to idealism|
ideal i·de·al (ī-dē'əl, ī-dēl')
A conception of something in its absolute perfection.
One that is regarded as a standard or model of perfection or excellence.