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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)

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.

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."