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concept formation

concept formation in Medicine

concept formation n.
In psychology, the development of ideas based on the common properties of objects, events, or qualities using the processes of abstraction and generalization.

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  • The very simplicity of the formula shows that the concept formation which is at the basis of it is especially serviceable.

    Natural Philosophy Wilhelm Ostwald

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