conceptual

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From Medieval Latin conceptuālis, from Latin conceptus, perfect passive participle of concipio (take hold of; conceive); see concept and -al.

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conceptual (comparative more conceptual, superlative most conceptual)

  1. Of, or relating to concepts or mental conception; existing in the imagination
    We defined a conceptual model before designing the real thing.
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page viii
      The repeated exposure, over decades, to most taxa here treated has resulted in repeated modifications of both diagnoses and discussions, as initial ideas of the various taxa underwent—often repeated—conceptual modification.
  2. Of, or relating to conceptualism

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