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Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: idéologie, from Greek idea ( IDEA) + French -ologie '-ology'

ideology

noun
     
i‧de‧ol‧o‧gy W3 plural ideologies [uncountable and countable]
a set of beliefs on which a political or economic system is based, or which strongly influence the way people behave:
the ideologies of fascism and communism
a new ideology based on individualism

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