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Borrowed from Medieval Latin conceptuālis, from Latin conceptus, perfect passive participle of concipiō (take hold of; conceive); see concept and -al.

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conceptual (comparative more conceptual, superlative most conceptual)

  1. Of, or relating to concepts or mental conception.
    • 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, Chicago, Ill.: Field Museum of Natural History, →ISBN, page viii:
      The repeated exposure, over decades, to most taxa here treated has resulted in repeated modifications of both diagnoses and discussions, as initial ideas of the various taxa underwent—often repeated—conceptual modification.
  2. Existing only in the imagination.
    We defined a conceptual model before designing the real thing.
  3. Of or relating to conceptualism.

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  • German: konzeptuell

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conceptual m or f (masculine and feminine plural conceptuals)

  1. conceptual

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Galician

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conceptual m or f (plural conceptuais)

  1. conceptual

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conceptual m or f (plural conceptuais) (Brazilian spelling, European spelling)

  1. Alternative form of concetual (conceptual)

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Borrowed from French conceptuel. By surface analysis, concept +‎ -ual.

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conceptual m or n (feminine singular conceptuală, masculine plural conceptuali, feminine and neuter plural conceptuale)

  1. conceptual

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Spanish

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From Latin conceptuālis, from conceptus.

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  • IPA(key): (Spain) /konθebˈtwal/ [kõn̟.θeβ̞ˈt̪wal]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /konsebˈtwal/ [kõn.seβ̞ˈt̪wal]
  • Rhymes: -al
  • Syllabification: con‧cep‧tual

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conceptual m or f (masculine and feminine plural conceptuales)

  1. conceptual

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