conceptualize

[ kuh n-sep-choo-uh-lahyz ]
/ kənˈsɛp tʃu əˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), con·cep·tu·al·ized, con·cep·tu·al·iz·ing.

to form into a concept; make a concept of.

verb (used without object), con·cep·tu·al·ized, con·cep·tu·al·iz·ing.

to form a concept; think in concepts.

Nearby words

  1. conceptual realism,
  2. conceptualisation,
  3. conceptualise,
  4. conceptualism,
  5. conceptualization,
  6. conceptually,
  7. conceptus,
  8. concern,
  9. concerned,
  10. concerning

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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British Dictionary definitions for reconceptualization

conceptualize

conceptualise

/ (kənˈsɛptjʊəˌlaɪz) /

verb

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 reconceptualization

conceptualize

v.

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

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