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freedom of teachers and students to express their ideas in school without religious or political or institutional restrictions academic freedom
process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure acculturation , assimilation
person with confused ideas; incapable of serious thought addle-head , addlehead , birdbrain , loon
appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source adoption , borrowing
movement in the 18th century that advocated the use of reason in the reappraisal of accepted ideas and social institutions Age of Reason , Enlightenment
fable of abstract ideas allegory
juxtaposition of contrasting words or ideas to give a feeling of balance antithesis
ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation approach , attack , plan of attack
process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination association , connection , connexion
intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas astuteness , deepness , depth , profoundness , profundity
(psychology) a theory that reduces all mental phenomena to simple elements (sensations and feelings) that form complex ideas by association atomism
group of thinkers who develop new ideas, especially in the arts avant-garde
meeting for working on ideas brainstorming
group problem-solving technique in which members sit around a let fly with ideas and possible solutions to the problem brainstorming
resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires bullheadedness , obstinacy , obstinance , pigheadedness , self-will , stubbornness
chain of connected ideas or passages or objects so arranged that each member is closely related to the preceding and following members (especially a series of patristic comments elucidating Christian dogma) catena
Italian pope from 1700 to 1721 who condemned Jansenist ideas on papal infallibility Clement XI , Giovanni Francesco Albani
conflict of opposed ideas or attitudes or goals collision
linking together of a consecutive series of symbols or events or ideas etc concatenation
(psychoanalysis) an unconscious process whereby two ideas or images combine into a single symbol; especially in dreams condensation
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