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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

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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This influence can be detected in their common understanding of history as a mediation between abstract concepts and particular phenomena.
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For some, the idea of destiny is an abstract concept, one that is often left to contemplation and critical debate.
Intellectual property is a wonderfully abstract concept, but it's still property, pure and simple.
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The youth still represents an abstract concept, but one which participates with and affects, rather than presides over, the rest of the figures.
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Our love of God and the church isn't an abstract concept; we all badly want to see and feel it in our day-to-day parish life, but we often feel invisible in our own parishes.