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< French idéal < Late Latin ideālis (existing in idea) < Latin idea (idea); see idea.

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  • IPA: /aɪˈdɪəl/, /aɪˈdi:.əl/, SAMPA: /aI"dI@l/, /aI"di:.@l/
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Ideal (comparative more Ideal, superlative most Ideal)

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Ideal

Comparative
more Ideal

Superlative
most Ideal

  1. Optimal; being the best possibility.
  2. Perfect, flawless, having no defects.
  3. Existing only in the mind; conceptual, imaginary.
    • 1796, Matthew Lewis, The Monk, Folio Society 1985, p. 256:
      The idea of ghosts is ridiculous in the extreme; and if you continue to be swayed by ideal terrors —
    • 1818, Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus,[1] Chapter 4,
      Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world.

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Ideal

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Ideals

Ideal (plural Ideals)
  1. A perfect standard of beauty, intellect etc., or a standard of excellence to aim at.
    Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny - Carl Schurz
  2. (mathematics, order theory) A subset of a partially ordered set comprising an element and all elements less than it.
  3. (for example, algebra) A subring closed under multiplication by its containing ring.

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Ideal

  1. ideal (optimal, perfect)

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  • IPA: /iděaːl/
  • Hyphenation: i‧de‧al

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idèāl m. (Cyrillic spelling идѐа̄л)

  1. ideal

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Latin ideālis

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Ideal m. and f. (plural ideales)

  1. ideal

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Ideal m. (plural ideales)

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Ideal m.

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ideales m.

  1. ideal

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Patrono:Sv-noun-n-zero Ideal (n)

  1. ideal; perfect standard
  2. (maths) ideal; special subsets of a ring

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