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conceptual

[kuh n-sep-choo-uh l] /kənˈsɛp tʃu əl/
adjective
1.
pertaining to concepts or to the forming of concepts.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Medieval Latin conceptuālis. See conceptus, -al1
Related forms
conceptuality
[kuh n-sep-choo-al-i-tee] /kənˌsɛp tʃuˈæl ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
conceptually, adverb
nonconceptual, adjective
nonconceptually, adverb
postconceptual, adjective
unconceptual, adjective
unconceptually, adverb
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  • Each has made visually glorious, conceptually seismic pictures.
  • The plodding but conceptually structured organization of regular museum collections serves learning.
  • The process of origami design is conceptually simple.
  • The method is conceptually simple, though the technical details are rather abstruse.
  • conceptually, it was a good-some might say brand-savvy-idea.
  • conceptually, even the structural characteristics of cellular organisms can in some sense be considered memory.
  • Delusional content can have sensible content, even parts that appear quite advanced conceptually.
  • Logical reasoning and the ability to connect learning conceptually seems to be deeply lacking in their education.
  • Such products are conceptually appealing but face several obstacles.
  • conceptually different, this does not involve repaying the losses for dud loans.
British Dictionary definitions for conceptually

conceptual

/kənˈsɛptjʊəl/
adjective
1.
relating to or concerned with concepts; abstract
2.
concerned with the definitions or relations of the concepts of some field of enquiry rather than with the facts
Derived Forms
conceptually, adverb
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Word Origin and History for conceptually
adv.

1842, from conceptual + -ly (2).

conceptual

adj.

1820, "pertaining to mental conception" (there is an isolated use from 1662), from Medieval Latin conceptualis, from Latin conceptus "a collecting, gathering, conceiving," past participle of concipere (see conceive). Related: Conceptualism; conceptualist.

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conceptually in Medicine

conceptual con·cep·tu·al (kən-sěp'chōō-əl)
adj.
Relating to concepts or the the formation of concepts.

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