from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a conception of a thing formed by the first or direct application of the mind to the individual object; an idea or image; as, man, stone.
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Beethoven's first intention was to dedicate Op. 58 to him, which is evident from a large page in Schindler's work, on which is written in bold characters, by the master's own hand, “Quatrieme Concerto pour le Piano, avec accompagnement, etc., dedie a son ami Gleichenstein,” &c.