[kuh n-sep-choo-uh l] /kənˈsɛp tʃu əl/

pertaining to or to the forming of .
relating to or concerned with concepts; abstract
concerned with the definitions or relations of the concepts of some field of enquiry rather than with the facts

1842, from conceptual + -ly (2).

1820, “pertaining to mental conception” (there is an isolated use from 1662), from Medieval Latin conceptualis, from Latin conceptus “a collecting, gathering, conceiving,” past participle of concipere (see conceive). Related: Conceptualism; conceptualist.

conceptual con·cep·tu·al (kən-sěp’chōō-əl)
Relating to concepts or the the formation of concepts.


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