What's the difference between "idea", "ideal" and "ideology"? Would "ideology" refer to something more political?
"Idea" means a suggestion or plan for doing something. Ex: I've got an idea! Ex: She likes the idea of living in Los Angeles. "Ideal" means perfect or the best possible option. Ex: This house is ideal for a family with children. Ex: Having a dog would be ideal. You are correct about "ideology!" "Ideology" means a set of beliefs or principles, especially when a political party or organization is involved. Ex: The ideologies of most religions are admirable. Ex: She has a strange set of ideologies.