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Definition of "conceptual" []

  • Of or relating to concepts or mental conception: conceptual discussions that antedated development of the new product. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to conceptualism. (adjective)
  • Relating to or concerned with concepts; abstract (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Concerned with the definitions or relations of the concepts of some field of enquiry rather than with the facts (adjective)

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Use "conceptual" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "The term conceptual art has become so broadly used as to be all but shapeless."
  • "Therefore, insofar as we deal with text, the term conceptual information seems to coincide with the meaning of that text."