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Ideal may refer to:

In philosophy

In mathematics

In science

  • Ideal chain, in science, the simplest model describing a polymer
  • Ideal gas law, in physics, governing the pressure of an ideal gas
  • Ideal transformer, an electrical transformer having zero resistance and perfect magnetic threading
  • Ideal Final Result, in TRIZ methodology, the best possible solution
  • Ideality (phrenology), in phrenology, the disposition towards refinement and perfection
  • Thought experiment, sometimes called an ideal experiment
  • Ideal type, a social science term
  • Ideal solution, a solution with thermodynamic properties analogous to those of a mixture of ideal gases


Other uses

  • Changhe Ideal, a city car produced by a joint-venture of Changhe and Suzuki
  • IDEAL Scholars Fund, an American scholarship program for underrepresented students
  • Ideal, Georgia, a community in the United States
  • iDEAL, an online payment method in the Netherlands
  • Ideal Industries, an American manufacturer of electrical connectors and tools
  • IDEAL framework (Idea, Development, Exploration, Assessment, Long-term study), a framework for describing the stages of innovation in surgery


See also