Part of speech: noun

An abstract general notion; idea.

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Usage examples "concept":

  1. " Socialism," answered the young man slowly, while he fixed his eyes on the smouldering fire, " Socialism is a political movement, a concept of life, a philosophy, an interpretation, a prophecy, an ideal. - "The Air Trust", George Allan England.
  2. Suddenly, and but a barely passing whisper of thought, Hanlon caught the concept that the intended victim's death was necessary to the coup " they" were planning on Simonides. - "Man of Many Minds", E. Everett Evans.
  3. They were able within two weeks to enter the public concept of themselves. - "Gargoyles", Ben Hecht.