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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Concept'

Concept Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    concept n : an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances [syn: conception, construct] [ant: misconception]
Concept Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Concept \Con"cept\, n. [L. conceptus (cf. neut. conceptum fetus), p. p. of concipere to conceive: cf. F. concept. See Conceit.] An abstract general conception; a notion; a universal. The words conception, concept, notion, should be limited to the thought of what can not be represented in the imagination; as, the thought suggested by a general term. --Sir W. Hamilton.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Concept'

A concept (abstract term: conception) is a cognitive unit of meaning—an abstract idea or a mental symbol sometimes defined as a "unit of knowledge," built from other units which act as a concept's characteristics. A concept is typically associated with a corresponding representation in a language or symbology such as a single meaning of a term.

There are prevailing theories in contemporary philosophy which attempt to explain the nature of concepts. The representational theory of mind proposes that concepts are mental representations, while the semantic theory of concepts (originating with Frege's distinction between concept and object) holds that they are abstract objects. Many philosophers consider concepts to be a fundamental ontological category of being.

The meaning of "concept" is explored in mainstream cognitive science, metaphysics, and philosophy of mind. The term "concept" is traced back to 1554–60 (Latin conceptum - "something conceived"),

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* I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Councilor or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to 'order' than to justice who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice who constantly says 'I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action' who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for someone else's freedom who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a 'more convenient season.' - Martin Luther King, Jr.

* Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity. - Hermann Hesse

* There is a concept which corrupts and upsets all others. I refer not to Evil, whose limited realm is that of ethics I refer to the infinite. - Jorge Luis Borges

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    22 August 2014 - Statoil has awarded Kvaerner a concept study related to a standardised, unmanned dry tree wellhead platform for the Oseberg Future Development project. The concept is focused on minimisation ... Read more on this news related to 'Concept'
  • Exploring The Concept Art In Assassin's Creed Rogue
    A few days ago, we shared a guided tour of  the concept art for Ubisoft Montreal's Assassin's Creed Unity. Today, we're doing the same with an eye toward the other upcoming game in the franchise, Assassin's Creed Rogue. Unlike Unity, which is set in Paris during the French Revolution, Rogue takes place in the the northeast portion of the United St Read more on this news related to 'Concept'

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