Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to concepts or mental conception.
  • adjective Of or relating to conceptualism.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to conception, mental or physical.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to conception.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, or relating to concepts or mental conception; existing in the imagination
  • adjective Of, or relating to conceptualism

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective being or characterized by concepts or their formation

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Medieval Latin conceptuālis, from Late Latin conceptus, a thought; see concept.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

Examples

  • At a time when the term conceptual art is bandied about in reference to such transparently non-conceptualists as Tracey Emin, this show by nine contemporary artists reminds us of a creative genre that puts as much emphasis on often highly obscure ideas as on the apparent resolution of the finished image.

    This week's new exhibitions

  • The term conceptual art has become so broadly used as to be all but shapeless.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Therefore, insofar as we deal with text, the term conceptual information seems to coincide with the meaning of that text.

    Skeptic on Dembski - The Panda's Thumb

  • It's unclear quite why the rebranding has taken place, and it has confounded garden historian and critic Tim Richardson, who originally coined the phrase "conceptual garden" and championed Britain's burgeoning conceptual-design scene.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Martin Ramin for The Wall Street Journal Recipe dice Craft designer Lea Redmond has been vending what she calls her "conceptual arty stuff" since 2007 one such invention would be her "Alphabet Noodle Performance Napkins," fabric rectangles designed to look like lined notebook paper.

    Bits & Bites: News You Can Eat

  • Next, following advice from Apache Point veterans that blowing air seems to profoundly disturb moths, he proposed what he called a conceptual deterrent system that involved an air gun, small rubber tubing, a valve, and an electric timer.

    A Grand and Bold Thing

  • Next, following advice from Apache Point veterans that blowing air seems to profoundly disturb moths, he proposed what he called a conceptual deterrent system that involved an air gun, small rubber tubing, a valve, and an electric timer.

    A Grand and Bold Thing

  • Next, following advice from Apache Point veterans that blowing air seems to profoundly disturb moths, he proposed what he called a conceptual deterrent system that involved an air gun, small rubber tubing, a valve, and an electric timer.

    A Grand and Bold Thing

  • Next, following advice from Apache Point veterans that blowing air seems to profoundly disturb moths, he proposed what he called a conceptual deterrent system that involved an air gun, small rubber tubing, a valve, and an electric timer.

    A Grand and Bold Thing

  • He prefers what he calls the conceptual approach to the study of the technology of law.

    Archive 2009-05-01

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