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  • verb Present participle of ideate.


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  • The one with the room full of people lying on the floor with the lights out, claiming that they're "ideating" when they plainly appear to be sleeping? -- 2010

  • How do we know that it was God sending the message directly to his brain and not, say, the collective willing of a world of creationists "ideating" an, uh, idea of 34-36 crotchless leather fuck-me pants in the crothcless leather fuck-me pants merchant's direction, a la run of the mill ESP or something?

    Planet Atheism 2009

  • Liberals are "ideating furiously" over McCain's blog?

    Liberals ideate furiously over the black-and-white McCain website. Ann Althouse 2007

  • Mitigating policies based upon libertarian theory could/should have been leading the charge, by ideating free-market solutions to global warming.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Cost of Cooling the Climate: 2007

  • Because I Googled, and didn't find a whole lot of liberal ideating on this topic, and certainly none approaching the threshold of "furiously."

    Liberals ideate furiously over the black-and-white McCain website. Ann Althouse 2007

  • He does append a meager apology at the end, when it seems to finally dawn on him that he'd been off in some fantasy world of his own all night, ideating about me.

    Archive 2006-03-01 Ann Althouse 2006

  • 'Eye-movements seem to follow the changes in ideation;' 'I find my eyes already directed, when an image is ideated, to the corresponding side, and am sometimes conscious of the movement, but the movement is not intended or willed;' 'in ideating any particular color I find my attention almost always directed to the side on which the corresponding object was seen.'

    Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1 Containing Sixteen Experimental Investigations from the Harvard Psychological Laboratory. Various 1889

  • Conceptual thinking; with an active role in brainstorming, strategizing, and ideating

    News - 2011

  • It also says that most information workers doing other types of unstructured work - writing reports, analyzing data, ideating, etc. - have not seen the same type of value.

    Forrester Blogs TJ Keitt 2010

  • Apart from ideating and innovating for the paper, he closely watches political developments.

    The Times of India H S Balram 2010


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