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concept, conception, constructnoun
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.
Etymology: From conceptus, from concipere, present active infinitive of concipio; see conceive.
Concepts are defined as abstract ideas. They are understood to be the fundamental building blocks of the concept behind principles, thoughts and beliefs. They play an important role in all aspects of cognition. As such, concepts are studied by several disciplines, such as linguistics, psychology, and philosophy, and these disciplines are interested in the logical and psychological structure of concepts, and how they are put together to form thoughts and sentences. The study of concepts has served as an important flagship of an emerging interdisciplinary approach called cognitive science.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 mind (mental objects) Concepts as abilities, where concepts are abilities peculiar to cognitive agents (mental states) Concepts as Fregean senses, where concepts are abstract objects, as opposed to mental objects and mental statesConcepts can be organized into a hierarchy, higher levels of which are termed "superordinate" and lower levels termed "subordinate". Additionally, there is the "basic" or "middle" level at which people will most readily categorize a concept. For example, a basic-level concept would be "chair", with its superordinate, "furniture", and its subordinate, "easy chair". Concepts may be exact, or inexact. When the mind makes a generalization such as the concept of tree, it extracts similarities from numerous examples; the simplification enables higher-level thinking. A concept is instantiated (reified) by all of its actual or potential instances, whether these are things in the real world or other ideas. Concepts are studied as components of human cognition in the cognitive science disciplines of linguistics, psychology, and philosophy, where an ongoing debate asks whether all cognition must occur through concepts. Concepts are regularly formalized in mathematics, computer science, databases and artificial intelligence. Examples of specific high-level conceptual classes in these fields include classes, schema or categories. In informal use the word concept often just means any idea.
A concept is an abstract idea, theory, or notion that represents something through symbolism, understanding, or thought. It is a fundamental building block of human cognition which contributes to our ability to process and make sense of the world around us. Concepts are often not observable or tangible, but they can be based on or derived from observable phenomena.
an abstract general conception; a notion; a universal
Etymology: [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.]
A vision or idea.
The concept wa sca clear and easily achieved so got the go ahead.
Submitted by MaryC on February 21, 2020
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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
How anybody dresses is indicative of his self-concept. If students are dirty and ragged, it indicates they are not interested in tidying up their intellects either.
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.
The concept interacts with two types of art: theoretically driven art and artistically driven theory. The concept is the exchange of ideas and processes, means and ideas, ideas and acts.
The fact is that uncontrolled hypertension is a serious problem. Patients need help. The concept of renal denervation is a sound concept.
In general it's a very simple thing, what you have is batteries, very energy-dense batteries, and solar modules and the whole concept is that the battery basically gets recharged over the day and then supplies the whole energy during the night. That's the basic concept behind all these vehicles and then you basically have a standard configuration airplane that flies in that case autonomously, meaning that you have the autopilot that takes over the functions from the actual pilot.
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- понятие, представаBulgarian
- concepteCatalan, Valencian
- koncept, begrebDanish
- Konzept, BegriffGerman
- konsepti, käsiteFinnish
- concept, notionFrench
- konsèpHaitian Creole
- elképzelés, fogalomHungarian
- 観念, 概念Japanese
- 개념, 觀念, 概念, 관념Korean
- begrip, opvatting, conceptDutch
- begrep, omgrepNorwegian
- представление, концепция, понятиеRussian
- koncept, begreppSwedish
- mefhum, kavramTurkish
- 觀念, quan niệm, khái niệm, 概念Vietnamese
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