conceptualize

[kuh n-sep-choo-uh-lahyz]
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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British Dictionary definitions for reconceptualize

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 reconceptualize
v.

1969, from re- + conceptualize. Related: Reconceptualized; reconceptualizing.

conceptualize

v.

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

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