Definition of concept noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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 an idea or a principle that is connected with something abstract concept (of something) the concept of social class concepts such as “civilization” and “government” He can't grasp the basic concepts of mathematics. concept (that…) the concept that everyone should have equality of opportunity a new concept in teachingWord Familyconceive verbconceivable adjective (inconceivable)conceivably adverbconcept nounconception nounconceptual adjective
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