noun, Television Slang.
A large sheet of heavy paper held up out of range of the television camera to prompt actors or speakers; cue card: ”Idiot boards” are held out of camera range/ The scripts are gone, but now there are idiot cards (1952+ Television studio)
[ahy-dee-uh, ahy-deeuh ] /aɪˈdi ə, aɪˈdiə/ noun 1. any conception existing in the mind as a result of mental understanding, awareness, or activity. 2. a thought, conception, or notion: That is an excellent idea. 3. an impression: He gave me a general idea of how he plans to run the department. 4. an opinion, view, […]
[id-ee-ot-ik] /ˌɪd iˈɒt ɪk/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of an . 2. senselessly foolish or stupid: an idiotic remark. /ˌɪdɪˈɒtɪk/ adjective 1. of or resembling an idiot; foolish; senseless adj. 1713, from Late Latin idioticus “uneducated, ignorant,” in classical Latin, “of an ordinary person,” from Greek idiotikos “unprofessional, unskilled; not done by […]
- Idea of reference
idea of reference n. The belief that other people’s statements or acts have special reference to oneself when in fact they do not.
[id-ee-uh-tiz-uh m] /ˈɪd i əˌtɪz əm/ noun 1. idiotic conduct or action. 2. . [id-ee-uh-tiz-uh m] /ˈɪd i əˌtɪz əm/ noun, Obsolete. 1. an idiom. /ˈɪdɪəˌtɪzəm/ noun 1. an archaic word for idiocy 2. an obsolete word for idiom
[id-ee-uh-tahyz] /ˈɪd i əˌtaɪz/ verb (used with object), idiotized, idiotizing. 1. to make a fool of; make idiotic.