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concept

 [kon´sept]
the image of a thing held in the mind; an abstract notion. A concept is an element used in the development of a theory. It is generally agreed that the central concepts of the discipline of nursing are environment, health, nursing, and person.

con·cept

(kon'sept),
1. An abstract idea or notion.
2. An explanatory variable or principle in a scientific system.
Synonym(s): conception (1)
[L. conceptum, something understood, pp. ntr. of concipio, to receive, apprehend]

concept

/con·cept/ (kon´sept) the image of a thing held in the mind.

concept

Etymology: L, concipere, to take together
a construct or abstract idea or thought that originates and remains within the mind. conceptual, adj.

concept

A discrete notion with a single meaning, which in a controlled vocabulary is mapped to one or more words that convey its context.

con·cept

(kon'sept)
1. An abstract idea or notion.
2. An explanatory variable or principle in a scientific system.
Synonym(s): conception (1) .
[L. conceptum, something understood, pp. ntr. of concipio, to receive, apprehend]

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Washington can now cite NATO's new strategic concept to justify virtually any attack it wishes to wage against any nation.
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For the purposes of this study, it is assumed that the views of Socrates, Piaget, and Descartes are valuable in explaining the concept of knowledge.
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