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DEFINITION of 'Ideation'

The process of forming and relating ideas. Ideation means to conceive or generate an idea and implement it. Ideas are the result of mental activity that can be based on past or present knowledge, thoughts, opinions, convictions or principles.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Ideation'

Ideation means to conceptualize an idea. It is the thought processes involved in apprehending and expressing a new concept, often in a graphical format.

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