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conceptual +‎ -ize


conceptualize (third-person singular simple present conceptualizes, present participle conceptualizing, simple past and past participle conceptualized)

  1. To interpret a phenomenon by forming a concept.
    • 2018, Sandeep Jauhar, Heart: a History, →ISBN, page 150:
      Medicine today conceptualizes the heart as a machine.
  2. To conceive the idea for something.
    • 2023, Emily Nickerson and Christian Schmidt, “Database review: EconBiz”, in Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, volume 28, number 4, page 303:
      EconBiz was established as part of the Virtuelle Fachbibliotheken, a network of subject-related online portals conceptualized in the late 1990s and funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).


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