Definitions for conceptˈkɒn sɛpt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•ceptˈkɒn sɛpt(n.)

  1. a general notion or idea; conception.

  2. an idea of something formed by mentally combining all its characteristics or particulars; a construct.

  3. a directly conceived or intuited object of thought.

  4. a theme or image, esp. as embodied in the design or execution of something.

Origin of concept:

1550–60; < L conceptum something conceived, orig. neut. of conceptus, ptp. of concipere; see conceive

Princeton's WordNet

  1. concept, conception, construct(noun)

    an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. concept(noun)ˈkɒn sɛpt

    an idea or notion

    the concept of time travel

Wiktionary

  1. concept(Noun)

    An understanding retained in the mind, from experience, reasoning and/or imagination; a generalization (generic, basic form), or abstraction (mental impression), of a particular set of instances or occurrences (specific, though different, recorded manifestations of the concept).

  2. concept(Noun)

    In generic programming, a description of supported operations on a type, including their syntax and semantics.

  3. Origin: From conceptus, from concipere, present active infinitive of concipio; see conceive.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Concept(noun)

    an abstract general conception; a notion; a universal

Freebase

  1. Concept

    In metaphysics, and especially ontology, a concept is a fundamental category of existence. In contemporary philosophy, there are at least three prevailing ways to understand what a concept is: ⁕Concepts as mental representations, where concepts are entities that exist in the brain. ⁕Concepts as abilities, where concepts are abilities peculiar to cognitive agents. ⁕Concepts as abstract objects, where objects are the constituents of propositions that mediate between thought, language, and referents.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'concept' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1606

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    Rank popularity for the word 'concept' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2693

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'concept' in Nouns Frequency: #508


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

concept(noun)

an idea or theory

His design was a new concept in town-planning.

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