Today’s word of the day is
This word is a close synonym of idea in the sense of understanding. You should note though that it is typically used of ideas and beliefs that are wrong! So be a little careful. If you are looking for other synonyms you may prefer concept or belief.
Forms of the word
notion: a countable noun
Using the word
misguided: It would be a mistake to rely on the misguided notion that a degree is a passport to a professional career.
vague: Some people choose their careers only having a vague notion of what it involves.
whole: The whole notion that the mother should take care of the children needs to be challenged.
accept/reject: Personally, I would reject the notion that the purpose of education is to find a career.