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noun [countable] ideal pronunciation in British English /aɪˈdɪəl/
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  1. 1
    [often plural] an idea about what is good and right, that you try to follow in your life and behaviour
    the socialist ideal of equality for all members of society
    He has high ideals, but often fails to live up to them.
  2. 2
    the best example of something that you can think of or imagine
    Sophie represented his ideal of beauty.

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