Conceptual meaning

kən-sĕp'cho͝o-əl
The definition of conceptual is something having to do with the mind, or with mental concepts or philosophical or imaginary ideas.

An example of conceptual is when you formulate an abstract philosophy to explain the world which cannot be proven or seen.

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Of, or relating to conceptualism.
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Of, or relating to concepts or mental conception; existing in the imagination.

We defined a conceptual model before designing the real thing.

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Of or relating to conceptualism.
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Of or having to do with a concept or concepts.
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Of or relating to concepts or mental conception.

Conceptual discussions that antedated development of the new product.

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Origin of conceptual

  • Medieval Latin conceptuālis from Late Latin conceptus a thought concept
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Medieval Latin conceptuālis, from Latin conceptus, perfect passive participle of concipio (“take hold of; conceive”); see concept and -al.
    From Wiktionary