conceptual

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adjective con·cep·tu·al \kən-ˈsep-chə-wəl, -chü-əl, kän-, -chəl, -shwəl\

Definition of conceptual

  1. :  of, relating to, or consisting of concepts conceptual thinking the project's conceptual and technical hurdles conceptual designs

conceptuality

play \kən-ˌsep-chə-ˈwa-lə-tē, -shə-; -chü-ˈa-, -shü-\ noun

conceptually

adverb

Examples of conceptual in a sentence

  1. The plans have both conceptual and practical difficulties.

  2. conceptual thinking is often the most demanding kind of mental activity

Origin and Etymology of conceptual

Medieval Latin conceptualis of thought, from Late Latin conceptus act of conceiving, thought, from Latin concipere —see 1concept


First Known Use: 1825


CONCEPTUAL Defined for English Language Learners

conceptual

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adjective con·cep·tu·al \kən-ˈsep-chə-wəl, -chü-əl, kän-, -chəl, -shwəl\

Definition of conceptual for English Language Learners

  • : based on or relating to ideas or concepts


Medical Dictionary

conceptual

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adjective con·cep·tu·al \kən-ˈsep-chə(-wə)l, kän-, -ˈsepsh-wəl\

Medical Definition of conceptual

  1. :  of, relating to, or consisting of concepts

conceptually

adverb


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