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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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To the viewer of the altarpiece, however, the importance of her role is more apparent: her beauty and white-shining skin clearly suggest that she figures on earth the divine manifestation of the radiant Christ--the divine as beautiful--a correspondence which only further evokes her responsibility as a rhetorical figure to make abstract concepts more visible and tangible, to make the ineffable more vivid.
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The first is that globalism in the sense of a universal circulation of capacities for innovation or criticism, or of the properly artistic dimension of the culture, does not exist without the rise of art to the differential features of human civilization - that is, it is through the artistic medium and practice that we can uncover these differential features (of which anthropology gives an abstract concept, but which is as much aesthetic as scientific).
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Although an abstract concept, the call to duty and exhortations to fulfill America's destiny to make things right in the world date back to Puritan sermons and can be traced through the foreign policy of Teddy Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan.
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Freud showed us how the individual in a group, by putting the leader in the place of his/her ego-ideal, is able to overlook his/her own interests, operate at a lower level of intellectual activity, and expose him/herself to extremely dangerous situations, all in the interest of the group and its leader, or of an abstract concept that might stand in for a leader.