concept, conception, construct(noun)
an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
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).
In generic programming, a description of supported operations on a type, including their syntax and semantics.
Origin: From conceptus, from concipere, present active infinitive of concipio; see conceive.
an abstract general conception; a notion; a universal
Origin: [L. conceptus (cf. neut. conceptum fetus), p. p. of concipere to conceive: cf. F. concept. See Conceit.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kon′sept, n. a thing conceived, a general notion.—ns. Concep′tacle, that in which anything is contained, a receptacle: (bot.) a pericarp of one valve, a follicle: a cavity enclosing the reproductive cells in certain plants and animals; Concep′tion, the act of conceiving: the thing conceived; the formation in the mind of an image or idea: a notion: (Shak.) a mere fancy: a plan: a concept; Concep′tionist.—adjs. Concep′tious (Shak.), fruitful; Concept′ive, capable of conceiving mentally; Concep′tual, pertaining to conception.—ns. Consep′tualism, the doctrine in philosophy that universals have an existence in the mind apart from any concrete embodiment; Concep′tualist, one who holds this doctrine.—adj. Conceptualis′tic. [L. concipĕre, -ceptum, to conceive.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'concept' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1606
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'concept' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2693
Rank popularity for the word 'concept' in Nouns Frequency: #508
The numerical value of concept in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of concept in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.
Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
The fact is that uncontrolled hypertension is a serious problem. Patients need help. The concept of renal denervation is a sound concept.
For a restaurant operator to ensure long-term success, it's very important for them to have clearly thought-out their concept, and, more importantly, who the target demographic is for that concept.
We'll take that (the report), along with the Article 29 input and other input and arrive at an approach, it's our strong view that there needs to be some way of limiting the concept, because it is a European concept.
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- представа, понятиеBulgarian
- concepteCatalan, Valencian
- koncept, begrebDanish
- Begriff, KonzeptGerman
- konsepti, käsiteFinnish
- concept, notionFrench
- konsèpHaitian Creole
- elképzelés, fogalomHungarian
- 概念, 観念Japanese
- 관념, 概念, 개념, 觀念Korean
- concept, begrip, opvattingDutch
- begrep, omgrepNorwegian
- концепция, представление, понятиеRussian
- begrepp, konceptSwedish
- kavram, mefhumTurkish
- 概念, quan niệm, 觀念, khái niệmVietnamese
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