conceptualize

[kuhn-sep-choo-uh-lahyz]
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:
1875–80; conceptual + -ize

conceptualization, noun
conceptualizer, noun
reconceptualization, noun
reconceptualize, verb (used with object), reconceptualized, reconceptualizing.
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conceptualize or conceptualise (kənˈsɛptjʊəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
to form (a concept or concepts) out of observations, experience, data, etc
 
conceptualise or conceptualise
 
vb
 
conceptuali'zation or conceptualise
 
n
 
conceptuali'sation or conceptualise
 
n

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Word Origin & History

conceptualize
1896 (implied in conceptualized), from conceptual. Related: Conceptualization (1909).
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Example sentences
They bring global experience conceptualizing and commercializing smart city
  solutions.
In the other hand, thinking is the specific result of an individual
  conceptualizing the culture or world.
Even being knocked out for surgery doesn't quite do it for me in
  conceptualizing total nothingness.
Much smarter people, who are actually good at this kind of conceptualizing,
  have already pronounced this as the height of lunacy.
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