ideology/ ˌaɪ diˈɒl ə dʒi, ˌɪd i- /
“Her ideology is considered radical.”
“He follows the ideology of socialism.”
“The writer explained the tenets that underpinned the rebels’ ideology.”
The word entered the English language sometime around the turn of the 19th Century. It is comprised of two root words, idea and “logy,” meaning, literally, the “study of ideas,” which is reflected in the philosophical meaning of the word. Compare to the French word, idéologie.