[kon-sept] /ˈkɒn sɛpt/

a general notion or idea; conception.
an idea of something formed by mentally combining all its characteristics or particulars; a construct.
a directly or intuited object of thought.
functioning as a prototype or model of new product or innovation: a concept car,
a concept phone.
verb (used with object)
Informal. to develop a concept of; :
He concepted and produced three films.
an idea, esp an abstract idea: the concepts of biology
(philosophy) a general idea or notion that corresponds to some class of entities and that consists of the characteristic or essential features of the class

(modifier) (of a product, esp a car) created as an exercise to demonstrate the technical skills and imagination of the designers, and not intended for mass production or sale

1550s, from Medieval Latin conceptum “draft, abstract,” in classical Latin “(a thing) conceived,” from concep-, past participle stem of concipere “to take in” (see conceive). In some 16c. cases a refashioning of conceit (perhaps to avoid negative connotations).

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