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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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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concept

A discrete notion with a single meaning, which in a controlled vocabulary is mapped to one or more words that convey its context.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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By leveraging the joint operating environment and intelligence estimates, the joint operating concepts will project future capabilities and strategies of the adversary out to 2035.
Supporting Concepts. Supporting concepts describe how the future joint force will execute a function, domain, or activity to allow a future joint force commander to synchronize, integrate, and direct joint operations.
Two respondents explain the comfort level of using concept maps as they are easy to construct for giving graphical representation of the relationships or hierarchies; whereas one of them reported that Concept maps are used in Teaching of General Science as there are many concepts and topics which needs classification and organization so concept maps are helpful tool.
As reported by one respondent that concept mapping allows the learner to identify relationships between compound concepts while increasing a consistent knowledge construction.
The purpose of this activity is to make a simple concept map that is designed while also improving student attitudes toward concept mapping as well as evaluating students real understanding of science concepts.
The area taxonomy is rooted overall in an area with the name "root area." In figures, such as Figure 1(b), we often display the name as 0, denoting the fact that its member concepts do not exhibit any relationships whatsoever.
Parker Marsh, Ciarrochi, Marshall, and Abdul (2014) suggest that different dimensions of self-concept enable one: to logically understand the self across contexts; to predict behaviour; better evaluate the effectiveness of interventions and provide the most suitable context for absorption with other constructs than any universal measure of self- concept. However, there are researchers who focused on unidimensional nature of the self-concept (Baumeister, Campbell, Krueger, and Vohs, 2003).
(3) A computer program for determining informative types of relations between concepts was created to perform these logic operations automatically.
Here, we report outcomes that helped us answer our primary research question: 'How does the use of design heuristics influence the exploration of solutions?' Students in both groups generated between one and eight concepts that varied in methods of heat collection, portability, and usability features.
* To identify the relationship between test anxiety and self concept of prospective teachers.