from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In psychology, a higher recept: a type of intellectual process which, according to G. J. Romanes, “occupies the interval between the receptual life of brute and the earliest dawn of the conceptual life of man.”
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I never was more astray in my preconcept of any animal, for I had expected to see something like a large brown sheep.
The development process within IBM is IPD, which consists of these phases: preconcept, concept, plan, develop, qualify, launch, and life cycle.