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- n. the act of conceptualising, or something conceptualised
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- n. the act of formulating or making a concept of something.
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- n. an elaborated concept
- n. inventing or contriving an idea or explanation and formulating it mentally
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Although the latter is of more relevance in mainly philosophical processes, it and the former do a very good job of highlighting the potential traps involved with slicing reality up into discrete sections, a cognitive function often referred to as 'conceptualisation', and confusing these conceptual divisions as reflective of actual 'reality'.
The strength of this kind of conceptualisation is that it correctly identifies the state as a critical site of power.
They are still my favourite conceptualisation of Christmas though – Cybermen, Giant Spiders, weird looking aliens and a horn section playing Christmas carols will just never be the same again.
The first is that of a quasi-Weberian re-enchantment of a denuded reality through re-conceptualisation.
The subsumption of the psyche makes it available for further re-conceptualisation, for the invention of new pathologies and new perversions.
I want to propose that the manifest obscurities within German Romantic psychical theory, its resistance to straightforward conceptualisation and its signal difficulties in formulating a coherent theory of the individual soul, are both a significant issue for the history of modern psychology and more than an accidental by-product of Romantic confusion.
Might it be that we are witnessing the conceptualisation of a ... new novel??
Great strides have been made in the conceptualisation of a transformed judiciary.
The MOU also aimed to facilitate the optimisation of scarce resources; conceptualisation and implementation of energy efficiency programmes; skills development; sustainable development; and research and development initiatives, such as clean coal technologies and carbon sequestration potential.
(Monash University psychiatry professor) David Copolov: We think of voices maybe as a distortion of auditory memories, we have memories of things that we've heard and things that have been said to us and it's our current conceptualisation that these voices are replayed, but in a very real sense of auditory memories and a distortion of these auditory memories feeding in to the regions of the brain that process hearing.