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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation;
[syn: political orientation, ideology, political theory]

2. imaginary or visionary theorization;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ideology \I`de*ol"o*gy\, n. [Ideo- + -logy: cf. F. id['e]ologie.] 1. The science of ideas. --Stewart. [1913 Webster] 2. (Metaph.) A theory of the origin of ideas which derives them exclusively from sensation. [1913 Webster] Note: By a double blunder in philosophy and Greek, id['e]ologie . . . has in France become the name peculiarly distinctive of that philosophy of mind which exclusively derives our knowledge from sensation. --Sir W. Hamilton. 3. A set or system of theories and beliefs held by an individual or group, especially about sociopolitical goals and methods to attain them; in common usage, ideology is such a set of beliefs so strongly held by their adherents as to cause them to ignore evidence against such beliefs, and thus fall into error -- in this sense it is viewed as a negative trait; contrasted to pragmatism, and distinct from idealism. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

ideology n 1: an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation [syn: political orientation, ideology, political theory] 2: imaginary or visionary theorization
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

34 Moby Thesaurus words for "ideology": Weltanschauung, articles of religion, body of ideas, catechism, climate, climate of opinion, credenda, credo, creed, cult, doctrinal statement, doctrine, dogma, ethos, faith, formulated belief, gospel, intellectual climate, ism, moral climate, mores, norms, philosophy, political faith, political philosophy, principles, religion, school, spiritual climate, system of belief, system of ideas, system of theories, tenets, world view