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Concept Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

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  • an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

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Concept Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

A concept is an idea that is applied to all objects in a group. It is the way people see and understand something. The name used to identify a concept (the concept's label) is a "term". For example, the word "Dog" is the term to identify the concept of what a dog is. Everything that a person knows about a dog is the concept of the term dog.

Different terms can be used to identify the same concept. Car and Automobile are both terms for the same concept. Different languages have different terms for the same concept. This is what makes translation possible. The terms may be different in each language, but the concept is the same. The concept of jumping is the same to a person from England and a person from Italy, but one person uses the term "Jump" to mean the concept and the other person uses "Salto".

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'Concept' example sentence in quotations

* 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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Concept Sample Sentences in News

  • Concept One: Floating the idea of a semi-amphibious vehicle
    A city car with a semi-amphibious ability sounds like a bit of a misnomer, but for the residents of Bangkok in recent years, it could have been a true lifesaver. Created by a small Japanese company called FOMM (First One Mile Mobility), the Concept One vehicle is designed for Thailand's high flood risk areas. Gizmag has been following Concept One's progres Read more on this news related to 'Concept'
  • Crumbs Bake Shop Launches Test Concept in Mariano's Supermarket Chain
    Crumbs Bake Shop, a popular specialty retail chain, is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Roundy's Supermarkets Inc., to launch a test pilot in the Mariano's grocery store in Westchester, ... Read more on this news related to 'Concept'
  • DCNS announces new concept submarine SMX-Ocean
    Richard Tomkins PARIS, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Concept submarine that combines conventional propulsion with a nuclear-powered submarine hull design introduced by French shipbuilder DCNS at Euronaval 2014. Read more on this news related to 'Concept'

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