[kuh n-sep-choo-uh l]


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
Related formscon·cep·tu·al·i·ty [kuh n-sep-choo-al-i-tee] /kənˌsɛp tʃuˈæl ɪ ti/, nouncon·cep·tu·al·ly, adverbnon·con·cep·tu·al, adjectivenon·con·cep·tu·al·ly, adverbpost·con·cep·tu·al, adjectiveun·con·cep·tu·al, adjectiveun·con·cep·tu·al·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for conceptual

visionary, theoretical, imaginary, notional, theoretic, unapplied

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British Dictionary definitions for conceptual



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 Formsconceptually, adverb
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Word Origin and History for conceptual

1820, "pertaining to mental conception" (there is an isolated use from 1662), from Medieval Latin conceptualis, from Latin conceptus "a collecting, gathering, conceiving," past participle of concipere (see conceive). Related: Conceptualism; conceptualist.

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conceptual in Medicine




Relating to concepts or the the formation of concepts.
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