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Lotion vs. Notion

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Lotionnoun

A low- to medium-viscosity topical preparation intended for application to unbroken skin.

Notionnoun

Mental apprehension of whatever may be known, thought, or imagined; idea, concept.

Lotionnoun

(archaic) A washing, especially of the skin for the purpose of beautification.

Notionnoun

A sentiment; an opinion.

Lotionverb

(transitive) To cover or treat with a lotion.

Notionnoun

(obsolete) Sense; mind.

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Lotionnoun

A washing, especially of the skin for the purpose of rendering it fair.

Notionnoun

(colloquial) An invention; an ingenious device; a knickknack.

‘Yankee notions’;

Lotionnoun

A liquid preparation for bathing the skin, or an injured or diseased part, either for a medicinal purpose, or for improving its appearance.

Notionnoun

Any small article used in sewing and haberdashery, such as a button or zipper.

Lotionnoun

any of various cosmetic preparations that are applied to the skin

Notionnoun

(colloquial) Inclination; intention; disposition.

‘I have a notion to do it.’;

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Lotionnoun

liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin;

‘a lotion for dry skin’;

Notion

Mental apprehension of whatever may be known or imagined; an idea; a conception; more properly, a general or universal conception, as distinguishable or definable by marks or notæ.

‘What hath been generally agreed on, I content myself to assume under the notion of principles.’; ‘Few agree in their notions about these words.’; ‘That notion of hunger, cold, sound, color, thought, wish, or fear which is in the mind, is called the "idea" of hunger, cold, etc.’; ‘Notion, again, signifies either the act of apprehending, signalizing, that is, the remarking or taking note of, the various notes, marks, or characters of an object which its qualities afford, or the result of that act.’;

Lotion

A lotion is a low-viscosity topical preparation intended for application to the skin. By contrast, creams and gels have higher viscosity, typically due to lower water content.

Notion

A sentiment; an opinion.

‘The extravagant notion they entertain of themselves.’; ‘A perverse will easily collects together a system of notions to justify itself in its obliquity.’;

Notion

Sense; mind.

Notion

An invention; an ingenious device; a knickknack; as, Yankee notions.

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Notion

Inclination; intention; disposition; as, I have a notion to do it.

Notion

Miscellaneous small objects; sundries; - usually referring to articles displayed together for sale.

Notionnoun

a vague idea in which some confidence is placed;

‘his impression of her was favorable’; ‘what are your feelings about the crisis?’; ‘it strengthened my belief in his sincerity’; ‘I had a feeling that she was lying’;

Notionnoun

a general inclusive concept

Notionnoun

an odd or fanciful or capricious idea;

‘the theatrical notion of disguise is associated with disaster in his stories’; ‘he had a whimsy about flying to the moon’; ‘whimsy can be humorous to someone with time to enjoy it’;

Notionnoun

(usually plural) small personal articles or clothing or sewing items;

‘buttons and needles are notions’;

Notionnoun

a conception of or belief about something

‘I had no notion of what her words meant’; ‘children have different notions about the roles of their parents’;

Notionnoun

an impulse or desire, especially one of a whimsical kind

‘she had a notion to ring her friend at work’;

Notionnoun

items used in sewing, such as buttons, pins, and hooks.

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