2. (Fine Arts) The representation of natural objects, scenes, etc., in such a way as to show their most
important characteristics; the study of the ideal.
(I*de"al*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Idealized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Idealizing ]
1. To make ideal; to give an ideal form or value to; to attribute ideal characteristics and excellences to; as,
to idealize real life.
2. (Fine Arts) To treat in an ideal manner. See Idealization, 2.
(I*de"al*ize), v. i. [Cf. F. idéaliser.] To form ideals.
(I*de"al*i`zer) n. An idealist.
(I*de"al*ly), adv. In an ideal manner; by means of ideals; mentally.
(I*de`a*log"ic) a. Of or pertaining to an idealogue, or to idealization.
(I*de"a*logue) n. [Idea + -logue, as in theologue: cf. F. idéologue.] One given to fanciful
ideas or theories; a theorist; a spectator. [R.] Mrs. Browning.
(I*de"at I*de"ate) n. [LL. ideatum. See Idea.] (Metaph.) The actual existence supposed to correspond
with an idea; the correlate in real existence to the idea as a thought or existence.
(I*de"ate) v. t.
1. To form in idea; to fancy. [R.]
The ideated man . . . as he stood in the intellect of God.Sir T. Browne.
2. To apprehend in thought so as to fix and hold in the mind; to memorize. [R.]
(I`de*a"tion) n. The faculty or capacity of the mind for forming ideas; the exercise of this capacity; the
act of the mind by which objects of sense are apprehended and retained as objects of thought.
The whole mass of residua which have been accumulated . . . all enter now into the process of ideation.J. D. Morell.
(I`de*a"tion*al) a. Pertaining to, or characterized by, ideation.
Certain sensational or ideational stimuli.Blackw. Mag.
(I"dem) pron. or adj. [L.] The same; the same as above; often abbreviated id.
(I*den"tic) a. Identical. [Obs.] Hudibras.
(I*den"tic*al) a. [Cf. F. identique. See Identity.]
1. The same; the selfsame; the very same; not different; as, the identical person or thing.
I can not remember a thing that happened a year ago, without a conviction . . . that I, the same identical
person who now remember that event, did then exist.Reid.