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con·cept  (knspt)
1. A general idea derived or inferred from specific instances or occurrences.
2. Something formed in the mind; a thought or notion. See Synonyms at idea.
3. A scheme; a plan: "began searching for an agency to handle a new restaurant concept" (ADWEEK).

[Late Latin conceptus, from Latin, past participle of concipere, to conceive; see conceive.]

concept (ˈkɒnsɛpt)
1. an idea, esp an abstract idea: the concepts of biology.
2. (Philosophy) philosophy a general idea or notion that corresponds to some class of entities and that consists of the characteristic or essential features of the class
3. (Philosophy) philosophy
a. the conjunction of all the characteristic features of something
b. a theoretical construct within some theory
c. a directly intuited object of thought
d. the meaning of a predicate
4. (Automotive Engineering) (modifier) (of a product, esp a car) created as an exercise to demonstrate the technical skills and imagination of the designers, and not intended for mass production or sale
[C16: from Latin conceptum something received or conceived, from concipere to take in, conceive]

con•cept (ˈkɒn sɛpt)

1. a general notion or idea; conception.
2. an idea of something formed by mentally combining all its characteristics or particulars; a construct.
3. a directly conceived or intuited object of thought.
4. a theme or image, esp. as embodied in the design or execution of something.
[1550–60; < Latin conceptum something conceived, orig. neuter of conceptus, past participle of concipere; see conceive]

A notion or statement of an idea, expressing how something might be done or accomplished, that may lead to an accepted procedure.
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Noun1.concept - an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
idea, thought - the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind"
notion - a general inclusive concept
category - a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme
rule, regulation - a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior; "it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast"; "short haircuts were the regulation"
attribute, dimension, property - a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished; "self-confidence is not an endearing property"
abstract, abstraction - a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance; "he loved her only in the abstract--not in person"
quantity - the concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable
division, section, part - one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; "the written part of the exam"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC's engineering division"
whole - all of something including all its component elements or parts; "Europe considered as a whole"; "the whole of American literature"
natural law, law - a rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society
law of nature, law - a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature; "the laws of thermodynamics"
lexicalized concept - a concept that is expressed by a word (in some particular language)
hypothesis, theory, possibility - a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena; "a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory"; "he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices"
fact - a concept whose truth can be proved; "scientific hypotheses are not facts"
linguistic rule, rule - (linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice

noun idea, view, image, theory, impression, notion, conception, hypothesis, abstraction, conceptualization She added that the concept of arranged marriages is misunderstood in the west.
concept [ˈkɒnsept]
A. Nconcepto m
have you any concept of how hard it is?¿tienes idea de lo difícil que es?
B. CPD concept album N (Mus) → volumen m monográfico

concept [ˈkɒnsɛpt] nconcept m

nBegriff m; (= conception)Vorstellung f; the concept of evilder Begriff des Bösen; our concept of the worldunser Weltbild nt; his concept of marriageseine Vorstellungen von der Ehe; the concept behind the play was gooddas Stück war gut konzipiert (geh), → das Stück war in der Anlage or vom Konzept her gut

concept [ˈkɒnsɛpt] nconcetto

concept (ˈkonsept) noun
an idea or theory. His design was a new concept in town-planning.
conception (kənˈsepʃən) noun
1. the act of conceiving.
2. an idea grasped or understood. We can have no conception of the size of the universe.

n.  concepto, opinión, noción, idea.

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Without any clearness of concept, nevertheless Jerry had a realization that they were as painfully circumstanced as himself.
Speranski went on to say that honor, l'honeur, cannot be upheld by privileges harmful to the service; that honor, l'honneur, is either a negative concept of not doing what is blameworthy or it is a source of emulation in pursuit of commendation and rewards, which recognize it.
That is, while he dominated my love and fancy, if I had been so fortunate as to have a simple concept of anything in life, I must have tried to give the expression of it some turn or tint that would remind the reader of books even before it reminded him of men.
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