Associations to the word «Ideal»


IDEAL, adjective. Optimal; being the best possibility.
IDEAL, adjective. Perfect, flawless, having no defects.
IDEAL, adjective. Pertaining to ideas, or to a given idea.
IDEAL, adjective. Existing only in the mind; conceptual, imaginary.
IDEAL, adjective. Teaching or relating to the doctrine of idealism.
IDEAL, adjective. (mathematics) Not actually present, but considered as present when limits at infinity are included.
IDEAL, noun. ​A perfect standard of beauty, intellect etc., or a standard of excellence to aim at.
IDEAL, noun. (mathematics) (order theory) A non-empty lower set (of a partially ordered set) which is closed under binary suprema (a.k.a. joins).[1]
IDEAL, noun. (for example) (algebra) A subring closed under multiplication by its containing ring.
IDEAL, proper noun. A city in Georgia, USA
IDEAL, proper noun. An unincorporated community in Illinois
IDEAL, proper noun. An unincorporated community in South Dakota
IDEAL GAS, noun. (physics) a hypothetical gas, whose molecules exhibit no interaction, and undergo elastic collision with each other and with the walls of the container
IDEAL GAS LAW, noun. (physics) the equation of state of an ideal gas
IDEAL GASES, noun. Plural of ideal gas

Dictionary definition

IDEAL, noun. The idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain.
IDEAL, noun. Model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal.
IDEAL, adjective. Conforming to an ultimate standard of perfection or excellence; embodying an ideal.
IDEAL, adjective. Constituting or existing only in the form of an idea or mental image or conception; "a poem or essay may be typical of its period in idea or ideal content".
IDEAL, adjective. Of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of the reality of ideas.

Wise words

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
Charles de Gaulle