Definition of conceptual adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kənˈseptʃuəl//
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈseptʃuəl//
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related to or based on ideas a conceptual framework within which children’s needs are assessed a conceptual model Word Originmid 17th cent.: from medieval Latin conceptualis, from Latin concept- ‘conceived’, from the verb concipere, from com- ‘together’ + capere ‘take’.Word Familyconceive verbconceivable adjective (inconceivable)conceivably adverbconcept nounconception nounconceptual adjectiveExtra examples He has no conceptual understanding of physics at all. I disagree with the conceptual basis of his work. She presents a conceptual framework for the analysis of educational processes.
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