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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Main Entry:  reconceptualize
Part of Speech:  v
Definition:  to form a concept or idea again; to come up with a new observation about a concept or idea
Example:  We need to reconceptualize capitalism.
Etymology:  1903
Usage:  also reconceptualization, n.
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Word Origin & History

conceptualize
1896 (implied in conceptualized), from conceptual. Related: Conceptualization (1909).
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Example sentences
These exhibitions effectively ask us to reconceptualize our photographic dictionary.
Finally, this should perhaps allow us to reconceptualize adaptation.
The need to reconceptualize many of the factors in light of research findings is discussed.
Findings suggest a need to reconceptualize gender intensification in ways that characterize contemporary adolescence.
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