Concept definition

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An idea or thought, esp. a generalized idea of a thing or class of things; abstract notion.
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Having an experimental or strikingly different design, especially to test or demonstrate new features.

A concept car.

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A plan or original idea.

The original concept was for a building with 12 floors.

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A unifying idea or theme, especially for a product or service.

A new restaurant concept.

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A concept is defined as a general idea of something.

An example of concept is a general understanding of American history.

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A general idea or understanding of something.

The concept of inertia; the concept of free will.

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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).
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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.

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An original idea, design, etc.; conception.
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A central or unifying idea or theme.

A concept restaurant with a Victorian decor and menu.

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(programming) In generic programming, a description of supported operations on a type, including their syntax and semantics.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
concept
Plural:
concepts

Origin of concept

  • Late Latin conceptus from Latin past participle of concipere to conceive conceive

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary