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Meaning of concept by Wiktionary Dictionary

concept


    Etymology

    From Latin conceptus ( “a thought, purpose, also a conceiving, etc.” ), from concipere, present active infinitive of concipiō ( “to take in, conceive” ); see conceive .

    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: /ˈkɒn.sɛpt/ X-SAMPA: /"kQn.sEpt/

    Noun

    concept ( plural: concepts )

    1. An understanding retained in the mind, from experience, reasoning and/or imagination; a generalization ( generic, basic form ), or abstraction ( mental impression ), of a particular set of instances or occurrences ( specific, though different, recorded manifestations of the concept ).
    2. ( programming ) In generic programming, a description of supported operations on a type, including their syntax and semantics .

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    External links

    • concept in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • concept in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
    • Concept on Wikipedia .
    • wikisource-logo.svg Concept in the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica .


Explanation of concept by Wordnet Dictionary

concept


    Noun
    1. an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances



    Definition of concept by GCIDE Dictionary

    concept


    1. Concept n. [L. conceptus ( cf. neut. conceptum fetus ), p. p. of concipere to conceive: cf. F. concept. See Conceit.] An abstract general conception; a notion; a universal.

      The words conception, concept, notion, should be limited to the thought of what can not be represented in the imagination; as, the thought suggested by a general term. Sir W. Hamilton.