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idée mère

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French

Etymology

Combination of idée and mère

Pronunciation

Noun

idée mère f (plural idées mères)

Literally "mother idea," the central concept from which a larger worldview is developed and on which it depends.

  1. formative idea
  2. foundational idea
  3. fundamental idea

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