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[kuh n-sep-choo-uh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), con·cep·tu·al·ized, con·cep·tu·al·iz·ing.
  1. to form into a concept; make a concept of.
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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.
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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 reconceptualized

Historical Examples of reconceptualized

  • Within the context of the theory, the idea of outcomes has been reconceptualized as "values experienced in the nursing situation."

    Nursing as Caring

    Anne Boykin

British Dictionary definitions for reconceptualized



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



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

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