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1. Of or relating to concepts or mental conception: conceptual discussions that antedated development of the new product.
2. Of or relating to conceptualism.

[Medieval Latin conceptuālis, from Late Latin conceptus, a thought; see concept.]

con·cep′tu·al·ly adv.
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Adv.1.conceptually - in a conceptual manner; "he can no longer think conceptually"; "conceptually, the idea is quite simple"


[kənˈseptjʊəlɪ] ADVconceptualmente, como concepto
conceptually, the idea made sensecomo concepto, la idea podía funcionar


advbegrifflich; X is conceptually impossibleX ist begrifflich undenkbar; it only exists conceptuallydas existiert nur in der Vorstellung
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