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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Concept  \Con"cept\,  n.  [L.  conceptus  (cf.  neut.  conceptum 
  fetus),  p.  p.  of  concipere  to  conceive:  cf  F.  concept.  See 
  {Conceit}.] 
  An  abstract  general  conception;  a  notion;  a  universal. 
 
  The  words  conception,  concept,  notion,  should  be 
  limited  to  the  thought  of  what  can  not  be  represented 
  in  the  imagination;  as  the  thought  suggested  by  a 
  general  term.  --Sir  W. 
  Hamilton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  concept 
  n  :  an  abstract  or  general  idea  inferred  or  derived  from 
  specific  instances  [syn:  {conception},  {construct}]  [ant: 
  {misconception}] 




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