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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: conceptum, from the past participle of concipere; CONCEIVE

concept

noun
     
con‧cept S3 W2 [countable]
an idea of how something is, or how something should be done
concept of
the concept of total patient care
the concept of infinite space
concept that
the concept that we are citizens of one world
a new concept in business travel
our basic concepts of decent human behaviour
It's very simple, once you grasp the concept.

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