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ˈkɒn sɛptcon·cept

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. concept, conception, constructnoun

    an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

Wiktionary

  1. conceptnoun

    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. conceptnoun

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conceptnoun

    an abstract general conception; a notion; a universal

  2. Etymology: [L. conceptus (cf. neut. conceptum fetus), p. p. of concipere to conceive: cf. F. concept. See Conceit.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Concept

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. concept

    A vision or idea.

    The concept wa sca clear and easily achieved so got the go ahead.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 21, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of concept in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of concept in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of concept in a Sentence

  1. Ron Lieber:

    When we set those limits and we set those caps, then decisions are up to them, and they're making the tradeoffs, and they're beginning to understand the concept of limits, and once there are limits and they are pretty carefully enforced, it's pretty hard for a kid to end up spoiled if those are the constraints that they are living under.

  2. Walter Kinzie:

    The festival concept is not completely dead, it will come back someday and it will be thriving. I think it's irresponsible for it to come back right now, but I think there are some inspiring things that can happen here.

  3. Mike Duthu:

    This (LPD Flight IIA) would be our concept going in to LX® as to what we would offer for the Navy’s consideration. We understand that LXR is going to be a competition and that the Navy intends to compete LX®.

  4. Philipp Oettershagen:

    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.

  5. Jordan Kitaen:

    I feel more than ever that that was a major contributing factor, i think his death cut a cord that was sort of keeping her here and fighting to overcome her issues. And I think when he went, the concept of death became more real to her of losing someone that near and dear to her.

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