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conceptualize

[kuh n-sep-choo-uh-lahyz] /kənˈsɛp tʃu əˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), conceptualized, conceptualizing.
1.
to form into a concept; make a concept of.
verb (used without object), conceptualized, conceptualizing.
2.
to form a concept; think in concepts.
Also, especially British, conceptualise.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; conceptual + -ize
Related forms
conceptualization, noun
conceptualizer, noun
reconceptualization, noun
reconceptualize, verb (used with object), reconceptualized, reconceptualizing.
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British Dictionary definitions for conceptualise

conceptualize

/kənˈsɛptjʊəˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
to form (a concept or concepts) out of observations, experience, data, etc
Derived Forms
conceptualization, conceptualisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for conceptualise
v.

chiefly British English spelling of conceptualize; for suffix, see -ize. Related: Conceptualised; conceptualising.

conceptualize

v.

1892, from conceptual + -ize. Related: Conceptualized; conceptualizing.

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