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conceptual

Line breaks: con|cep¦tual
Pronunciation: /kənˈsɛptjʊəl
 
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Definition of conceptual in English:

adjective

Relating to or based on mental concepts: philosophy deals with conceptual difficulties
More example sentences
  • Kant believed that the parts of concepts are grasped through a mental process of conceptual analysis.
  • The choice is based on conceptual knowledge concerning cars, people, and driving.
  • Whatever be its conceptual base, what does the duty of reasonable care and skill of a bank encompass?

Origin

mid 17th century: from medieval Latin conceptualis, from Latin concept- 'conceived', from the verb concipere (see concept).

Words that rhyme with conceptual

perceptual

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