conceptual

[kuh n-sep-choo-uh l]

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
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Examples from the Web for non-conceptual

Historical Examples of non-conceptual

  • In non-conceptual notions an object is not apprehended with all possible clearness.

    Anarchism

    Paul Eltzbacher

  • Nor is an object apprehended in all possible purity in our non-conceptual notions.

    Anarchism

    Paul Eltzbacher

  • The problem is to put concepts in the place of non-conceptual notions of Anarchism and its species.

    Anarchism

    Paul Eltzbacher

  • The problem is not to put concepts in the place of all notions that appear as non-conceptual notions of Anarchism and its species.

    Anarchism

    Paul Eltzbacher


British Dictionary definitions for non-conceptual

conceptual

adjective
  1. relating to or concerned with concepts; abstract
  2. 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 non-conceptual

conceptual

adj.

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

non-conceptual in Medicine

conceptual

[kən-sĕpchōō-əl]
adj.
  1. Relating to concepts or the the formation of concepts.
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