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concept

con·cept

concept

 
 
pronunciation:
kan sept
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a distinct, novel idea that has been arrived at through consideration.
The company was looking for an exciting concept that would increase sales of its cars.The Earth being round was a novel concept to many in the fifteenth century.
 
synonyms:
idea, theory
similar words:
construct, hypothesis, notion, postulate, premise, proposition, thought
definition 2: a personal or generally-held way of conceiving something; idea; notion.
Your concept of a good marriage is not the same as mine.The child had heard the word "loyalty," but she didn't really understand the concept.
 
synonyms:
idea, notion
similar words:
fancy, image, impression, inference, supposition, surmise, thought
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The word concept contains the following part:
cap1, cip, capt, cept, -ceive, -ceit Latin root that means to take, catch