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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).

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

  2. conceptnoun

    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. Conceptnoun

    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. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    There is only one giver and that is God. Even the laws of gravity justify this concept. Therefore, God always gives us without expecting anything in return.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    The concept of fate is an open insult against man's willpower!

  3. Ansel Adams:

    There is nothing worse then a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.

  4. Doug Biesecker:

    It's a very complicated issue, does the sun have a role in our variable climate? Yes. Is the dominate role? No. Even the concept of the sun being responsible for Europe's mini ice age -- it's not hard and fast true.

  5. John Updike:

    I think taste is a social concept and not an artistic one. I'm willing to show good taste, if I can, in somebody else's living room, but our reading life is too short for a writer to be in any way polite. Since his words enter into another's brain in silence and intimacy, he should be as honest and explicit as we are with ourselves.

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