conceptualize

[kuh n-sep-choo-uh-lahyz]
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verb (used without object), con·cep·tu·al·ized, con·cep·tu·al·iz·ing.
  1. to form a concept; think in concepts.
Also especially British, con·cep·tu·al·ise.

Origin of conceptualize

First recorded in 1875–80; conceptual + -ize
Related formscon·cep·tu·al·i·za·tion, nouncon·cep·tu·al·iz·er, nounre·con·cep·tu·al·i·za·tion, nounre·con·cep·tu·al·ize, verb (used with object), re·con·cep·tu·al·ized, re·con·cep·tu·al·iz·ing.
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Examples from the Web for conceptualization

Historical Examples of conceptualization

  • Many of the steps of conceptualization are automatic, in part, if not wholly.

    The Mystery of Space

    Robert T. Browne

  • Perceptualization then will be replaced by conceptualization.

    The Mystery of Space

    Robert T. Browne

  • It is undoubtedly more reasonable and correct to believe that the powers of conceptualization are matters of evolutionary concern.

    The Mystery of Space

    Robert T. Browne

  • Having faculty share a story illuminates their conceptualization of the discipline.


British Dictionary definitions for conceptualization

conceptualize

conceptualise

verb
  1. to form (a concept or concepts) out of observations, experience, data, etc
Derived Formsconceptualization or conceptualisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for conceptualization
n.

1866; see conceptual + -ization. Perhaps based on French conceptualisation (1862).

conceptualize

v.

1892, from conceptual + -ize. Related: Conceptualized; conceptualizing.

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