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con·cept  (knspt)
1. A general idea derived or inferred from specific instances or occurrences.
2. Something formed in the mind; a thought or notion. See Synonyms at idea.
3. A scheme; a plan: began searching for an agency to handle a new restaurant concept (ADWEEK).

[Late Latin conceptus, from Latin, past participle of concipere, to conceive; see conceive.]

concept  /knspt/  n. a general idea that usu. includes other related ideas: Democracy is a concept that includes, among other things, the ideas of individual freedom and the right to vote. -adj. conceptual /knsptul/; -v. [I;T] conceptualize. concept

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