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See also Ideal, idéal, and ideał

English

Etymology

From French idéal, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] ideālis, from idea.

Pronunciation

Adjective

ideal (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
ideal

Comparative
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Superlative
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  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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Noun

Singular
ideal

Plural
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ideal ({{{1}}})
  1. A perfect standard of beauty, intellect, etc., or a standard of excellence.
  2. (mathematics, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A subset of a partially ordered set comprising an element and all elements less than it.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A subring closed under multiplication by its containing ring.

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German

Adjective

ideal [[Category:Template:lang:de adjectives|ideal]]

  1. ideal (optimal, perfect)

Spanish

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:es:Template:lang:la derivations]] ideālis

Adjective

ideal m. and f. (plural ideales)

  1. ideal

Noun

ideal m. (plural ideales)

Singular
ideal m.

Plural
ideales m.

  1. ideal

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

Inflection for ideal Singular Plural
neuter Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ideal idealet ideal idealen
Genitive ideals idealets ideals idealens

ideal (n)

  1. ideal; perfect standard
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) ideal; special subsets of a ring

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