Definitions for conceptualkənˈsɛp tʃu əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conceptual(adj)

    being or characterized by concepts or their formation

    "conceptual discussions"; "the schizophrenic loses ability to abstract or do conceptual thinking"; "sex is a notional category, gender is a grammatical category"

Wiktionary

  1. conceptual(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to concepts or mental conception; existing in the imagination

    We defined a conceptual model before designing the real thing.

  2. conceptual(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to conceptualism

  3. Origin: From conceptualis, from conceptus, perfect passive participle of concipio; see concept and -al.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conceptual(adj)

    pertaining to conception

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'conceptual' in Adjectives Frequency: #1031

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. J. G. Ballard:

    I thought it was a wonderfully conceptual act actually, to fire a replica pistol at a figurehead -- the guy could have been working for Andy Warhol!

  2. Dietrich Dörner:

    By labeling a bundle of problems with a single conceptual label, we make dealing with that problem easier - provided we're not interested in solving it.

  3. William James:

    True ideas lead us into useful verbal and conceptual quarters as well as directly up to useful sensible termini. They lead to consistency, stability and flowing human intercourse.

  4. Robert Hewison:

    Many businessmen fail to understand Python principles--the ultimate absurdity was an offer from America to buy the 'format' of the Python shows, that is, Monty Python without the Pythons--corporate methods do not have the conceptual framework to deal with an anarchist collective, run by intelligent and arrogant comedians who have proved that their method works.

  5. Karl Buhler, 1930:

    By the time the child can draw more that scribble, by the age of four or five years, an already well-formed body of conceptual knowledge formulated in language dominates his memory and controls his graphic work. Drawings are graphic accounts of essentially verbal processes. As an essentially verbal education gains control, the child abandons his graphic efforts and relies almost entirely on words. Language has first spoilt drawing and then swallowed it up completely.

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