- The definition of concept is based on a main idea or a theme.
An example of concept is a book that is focused on satirical poetry.
- A concept is defined as a general idea of something.
An example of concept is a general understanding of American history.
- an idea or thought, esp. a generalized idea of a thing or class of things; abstract notion
- an original idea, design, etc.; conception
- a central or unifying idea or theme: often used attributively: a concept restaurant with a Victorian decor and menu
Origin of conceptClassical Latin conceptus: see conceive
- A general idea or understanding of something: the concept of inertia; the concept of free will. See Synonyms at idea.
- A plan or original idea: The original concept was for a building with 12 floors.
- A unifying idea or theme, especially for a product or service: a new restaurant concept.
Origin of conceptLate Latin conceptus, from Latin, past participle of concipere, to conceive; see conceive.
- 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).
- (programming) In generic programming, a description of supported operations on a type, including their syntax and semantics.