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Definitions of ideal:

  • noun:   the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain
  • noun:   model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
  • adjective:   conforming to an ultimate standard of perfection or excellence; embodying an ideal
  • adjective:   of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of the reality of ideas
  • adjective:   constituting or existing only in the form of an idea or mental image or conception
    Example: "A poem or essay may be typical of its period in idea or ideal content"

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