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ˈkɒn sɛptcon·cept

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. concept, conception, construct(noun)

    an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

Wiktionary

  1. concept(Noun)

    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).

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

  2. concept(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Concept(noun)

    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.]

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. Ben Schlappig:

    Beyond premium cabins, I see a continued trend of more opportunities for passengers to engage socially with others, kLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) took the first step towards that with [its] Meet Seat concept -- where you can pick out a seatmate based on their social profiles.

  2. Northwestern University:

    The process of becoming psychologically intertwined with the partner is painful to have to undo, our study provides additional evidence that self-concept repair actually causes improvements in well-being.

  3. David Ehrenberg:

    And to some extent( we) proved a concept -- that manufacturing and industrial and creative companies would want to take root in Brooklyn.

  4. Jane Meyer:

    I think New York City's undeniable that this concept of if you can see New York City, you can be it, think about little girls who just walk around New York City, and all they see is white men on top of horses. That's not what New York City is all about, and New York City's a false representation of history. We need to make sure that our public realm reflects who we have been and who we're going to be.

  5. Sam Korus:

    Space is a super exciting area right now, a lot of things that people thought were impossible are being proven possible, obviously there is still a huge amount of risk involved, but if [ Branson's ] flight is successful in the first quarter of next year, this concept of space tourism is unlocked and de-risked.

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