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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. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Angel-character solves problems and matters; whereas, evil-minded gains ugly purposes and motives. It displays an authentic context and concept.

  2. Anthony Fauci:

    Which tells us, that if the body is capable of making an immune response to clear the virus of natural infection, that's a pretty good proof of concept, having said that, there is never a guarantee.

  3. Ian Davies:

    We're banking on a three - to five-year proof of concept, and after that hopefully we can persuade mainstream manufacturers to adopt it in the next five to 15 years.

  4. James Grover Thurber:

    But those rare souls whose spirit gets magically into the hearts of men, leave behind them something more real and warmly personal than bodily presence, an ineffable and eternal thing. It is everlasting life touching us as something more than a vague, recondite concept. The sound of a great name dies like an echo the splendor of fame fades into nothing but the grace of a fine spirit pervades the places through which it has passed, like the haunting loveliness of mignonette.

  5. Tim Kennedy:

    I don't support the concept in its current form, as someone who has rallied for significant pedestrian safety reforms for years, I prioritize the protection and security of all New Yorkers, but it appears to me as though this is an overreach of government.

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