pertaining to concepts or to the forming of concepts.
- con·cep·tu·al·i·ty [kuhn-sep-choo-al-i-tee], /kənˌsɛp tʃuˈæl ɪ ti/, noun
- con·cep·tu·al·ly, adverb
- non·con·cep·tu·al, adjective
- post·con·cep·tu·al, adjective
- un·con·cep·tu·al, adjective
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How to use conceptual in a sentence
That forces you to refine your understanding, to revise your conceptual system.Complexity Scientist Beats Traffic Jams Through Adaptation | Rodrigo Pérez Ortega | September 28, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
Gender is just one aspect of identity that could influence topics, conceptual approaches and specific methodologies used in a wide range of scientific disciplines.Few people knew female birds had unique songs—until women started studying them | By Omland, Rose & Odom/The Conversation | September 28, 2020 | Popular-Science
Nevo said even state-of-the-art flood forecasting had previously relied on hydrologic models that were based largely on maps of local topography and conceptual principles derived from physics.Google bolsters its A.I.-enabled flood alerts for India and Bangladesh | Jeremy Kahn | September 1, 2020 | Fortune
Such conceptual difficulties are usually ignored by practicing physicists.Schrödinger’s Cat When Nobody Is Looking - Issue 89: The Dark Side | Daniel Sudarsky | August 26, 2020 | Nautilus
Understanding how to deal with this conceptual problem requires us to look at the theory in more detail.Schrödinger’s Cat When Nobody Is Looking - Issue 89: The Dark Side | Daniel Sudarsky | August 26, 2020 | Nautilus
They wrote some big checks so we could do the conceptual work.Vampires without Glitter or Girl Problems: Inside Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Strain’ | Andrew Romano | July 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“There is a conceptual leap that the first assessor used,” Feldman said.
I'm aware of this in all my work, and try to anticipate it as much as possible at the very beginning conceptual stages.'Hysterical Literature': Women Who Read Until Orgasm | Rich Goldstein | March 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Actually, movement conservatives who turn against Wall Street are on the verge of breaking important new conceptual ground.Wall Street Wolves Want to Bring their Big Bucks to the GOP Party | James Poulos | February 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
If the "Screen Tests" can seem like a mostly conceptual gambit, it's clear that in some cases their visual subtleties matter.
Among the conceptual terms in the Aristotelian logic few play a more important part than those of substance and accident.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy | Isaac Husik
Is it not as arbitrarily lifted out of the living sentence as is the minimum conceptual element out of the word?
Were a language ever completely “grammatical,” it would be a perfect engine of conceptual expression.
The word sing cannot, as a matter of fact, be freely used to refer to its own conceptual content.
Both the phonetic and conceptual structures show the instinctive feeling of language for form.
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
- conceptually, adverb
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