- 1An abstract idea; a general notion: structuralism is a difficult concept the concept of justiceMore example sentences
- The effect of this is to deny pupils the ability to deal with difficult abstract concepts.
- If this nation has any regard for the abstract concept of ‘justice’ then this practice must end.
- In that profession you start with a blank sheet of paper and a concept or abstract idea.
- 1.1A plan or intention; a conception: the center has kept firmly to its original conceptMore example sentences
- I think the impression of the completed film is the same as the original concept we had planned.
- Formulating a design and a plan, from original concept to finished product, can take up to a week.
- This process engages political processes to translate new concepts and plans into official policy.
- 1.2An idea or invention to help sell or publicize a commodity: a new concept in corporate hospitalityMore example sentences
- He used good science as the foundation for a public policy solution and good marketing to sell the concept to community leaders.
- These are marketing decisions and I would not presume to know which concepts sell and which are an anathema.
- The concept would then be sold on to a suitable developer.
- 1.3 Philosophy An idea or mental picture of a group or class of objects formed by combining all their aspects.More example sentences
- Society's use of a term partly determines the concepts of individuals in the society, even of such medically ignorant individuals as Bert.
- The content of the dispositional concept thus presupposes the virtual-color concept.
- It is essential to the concept of belief that there should be differences of opinion, so that we attribute false as well as true beliefs.
- 1.4 [as modifier] (Of a car or other vehicle) produced as an experimental model to test the viability of new design features.More example sentences
- Generally, really good concept cars serve as models for much milder production vehicles at some point.
- I have mentioned only a few of the multitude of new vehicles and concept cars that were on display, some of which you may already have seen at last year's Birmingham Motor Show.
- I certainly see there is plenty of good automotive art in this mix of new models and concept wagons.
mid 16th century (in the sense 'thought, frame of mind, imagination'): from Latin conceptum 'something conceived', from concept- 'conceived', from concipere (see conceive).