[ kuh n-sep-choo-uh l ]
/ kənˈsɛp tʃu əl /


pertaining to concepts or to the forming of concepts.

Origin of conceptual

From the Medieval Latin word conceptuālis, dating back to 1655–65. See conceptus, -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for conceptual

/ (kənˈsɛptjʊəl) /


relating to or concerned with concepts; abstract
concerned with the definitions or relations of the concepts of some field of enquiry rather than with the facts

Derived forms of conceptual

conceptually, adverb
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Medical definitions for conceptual

[ kən-sĕpchōō-əl ]


Relating to concepts or the the formation of concepts.
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