conceptualize

verb con·cep·tu·al·ize \ kən-ˈsep-chə-wə-ˌlīz , -chü-ə- , -chə-ˌlīz , -shwə-ˌlīz \
Updated on: 7 Jan 2018

Definition of conceptualize

conceptualized; conceptualizing
transitive verb
: to form a concept of
  • conceptualize a new car design
; especially : to interpret conceptually
  • conceptualizing reality

conceptualization

play \kən-ˌsep-chə-wə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -chü-ə-, -chə-lə-ˈzā-, -shwə-lə-ˈzā-\ noun

conceptualizer

play \kən-ˈsep-chə-wə-ˌlī-zər, -chü-ə-, -chə-ˌlī-, -shwə-ˌlī-\ noun

Examples of conceptualize in a Sentence

  1. She described her plans to me, but I found them hard to conceptualize.

  2. He conceptualizes the family as an economic unit.

  3. A programmer needs to analyze and conceptualize in order to solve problems.

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Origin and Etymology of conceptualize


CONCEPTUALIZE Defined for English Language Learners

conceptualize

verb

Definition of conceptualize for English Language Learners

  • : to form (an idea, picture, etc.) of something in your mind


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