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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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Examples from the web for reconceptualize
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for reconceptualize

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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Contemporary definitions for reconceptualize
verb

to form a concept or idea again; to come up with a new observation about a concept or idea

Examples

We need to reconceptualize capitalism.

Word Origin

1903

Usage Note

also reconceptualization , n.

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Word Origin and History for reconceptualize
v.

1969, from re- + conceptualize. Related: Reconceptualized; reconceptualizing.

conceptualize

v.

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

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