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concept

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noun con·cept \ˈkän-ˌsept\

Simple Definition of concept

  • : an idea of what something is or how it works

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of concept

  1. 1 :  something conceived in the mind :  thought, notion

  2. 2 :  an abstract or generic idea generalized from particular instances

Examples of concept in a sentence

  1. She is familiar with basic concepts of psychology.

  2. a concept borrowed from computer programming



Origin and Etymology of concept

Latin conceptum, neuter of conceptus, past participle of concipere to conceive — more at conceive


First Known Use: 1556

Synonym Discussion of concept

idea, concept, conception, thought, notion, impression mean what exists in the mind as a representation (as of something comprehended) or as a formulation (as of a plan). idea may apply to a mental image or formulation of something seen or known or imagined, to a pure abstraction, or to something assumed or vaguely sensed <innovative ideas> <my idea of paradise>. concept may apply to the idea formed by consideration of instances of a species or genus or, more broadly, to any idea of what a thing ought to be <a society with no concept of private property>. conception is often interchangeable with concept ; it may stress the process of imagining or formulating rather than the result <our changing conception of what constitutes art>. thought is likely to suggest the result of reflecting, reasoning, or meditating rather than of imagining <commit your thoughts to paper>. notion suggests an idea not much resolved by analysis or reflection and may suggest the capricious or accidental <you have the oddest notions>. impression applies to an idea or notion resulting immediately from some stimulation of the senses <the first impression is of soaring height>.

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concept

adjective con·cept

Simple Definition of concept

  • : organized around a main idea or theme

  • : created to show an idea

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of concept

  1. 1 :  organized around a main idea or theme <a concept album>

  2. 2 :  created to illustrate a concept <a concept car>

1896

First Known Use of concept

1896



CONCEPT Defined for Kids

concept

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noun con·cept \ˈkän-ˌsept\

Definition of concept for Students

  1. :  something thought of :  a general idea <concepts of science>




Medical Dictionary

concept

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noun con·cept \ˈkän-ˌsept\

Medical Definition of concept

  1. 1:  something conceived in the mind

  2. 2:  an abstract or generic idea generalized from particular instances





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