Definitions for conceptˈkɒn sɛpt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a general notion or idea; conception.
an idea of something formed by mentally combining all its characteristics or particulars; a construct.
a directly conceived or intuited object of thought.
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
concept, conception, construct(noun)
an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an idea or notion
the concept of time travel
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
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 Nouns Frequency: #508
Translations for concept
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an idea or theory
His design was a new concept in town-planning.
- denkbeeld, konsepsie, begripAfrikaans
- فِكْرَه، مَفْهومArabic
- conceitoPortuguese (BR)
- der BegriffGerman
- begreb; idé; principDanish
- έννοια, αντίληψηGreek
- ایده؛ نظرFarsi
- pojam, pristup, koncepcija, shvaćanjeCroatian
- hugtak, heildarhugmyndIcelandic
- idėja, sąvoka, samprataLithuanian
- jēdziens; priekšstatsLatvian
- idé, forståelse, konseptNorwegian
- ایده؛ نظرPersian
- مفكوره، عقيده، تصور مفهومPashto
- concept, ideeRomanian
- poňatie, pojemSlovak
- fakir, kavram, düşünceTurkish
- 概念，理論Chinese (Trad.)
- поняття, ідеяUkrainian
- تصور ، نظریہUrdu
- khái niệmVietnamese
- 概念，观念Chinese (Simp.)
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