Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)

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Idealism (Page: 725)

I*de"al*ism (?), n. [Cf. F. idéalisme.]

1. The quality or state of being ideal.

2. Conception of the ideal; imagery.

3. (Philos.) The system or theory that denies the existence of material bodies, and teaches that we have no rational grounds to believe in the reality of anything but ideas and their relations.