Words related to conceptual

conceive (v.)
Origin and meaning of conceive

late 13c., conceiven, "take (seed) into the womb, become pregnant," from stem of Old French conceveir (Modern French concevoir), from Latin concipere (past participle conceptus) "to take in and hold; become pregnant" (source also of Spanish concebir, Portuguese concebre, Italian concepere), from con-, here perhaps an intensive prefix (see con-), + combining form of capere "to take" (from PIE root *kap- "to grasp").

Meaning "take into the mind, form a correct notion of" is from mid-14c., that of "form as a general notion in the mind" is from late 14c., figurative senses also found in the Old French and Latin words. Related: Conceived; conceiving.

Nearly all the senses found in Fr. and Eng. were already developed in L., where the primary notion was app. 'to take effectively, take to oneself, take in and hold'. [OED]
conception (n.)
Origin and meaning of conception

early 14c., "act of conceiving in the womb," from Old French concepcion (Modern French conception) "conception, grasp, comprehension," from Latin conceptionem (nominative conceptio) "a comprehending, conception," noun of action from past-participle stem of concipere "to take in and hold; become pregnant," from con-, here perhaps an intensive prefix (see con-), + combining form of capere"to take" (from PIE root *kap- "to grasp").

Originally of pregnancy (also with reference to Conception Day in the Church calendar); mental sense of "process of forming concepts, act or power of conceiving in the mind" is from late 14c. Meaning "that which is conceived in the mind" is from 1520s; that of "general notion" is from 1785.

conceptualism (n.)

1837, "doctrine that the meaning of a class-name can be fully represented in thought or actually present in consciousness" (opposed to, or a compromise between, realism and nominalism), from conceptual + -ism. Related: Conceptualist (1785); conceptualistic.

conceptualization (n.)

"act or process of forming an idea of," 1866; see conceptual + -ization. Perhaps based on French conceptualisation (1862).

conceptualize (v.)

"to form an idea of," 1873, from conceptual + -ize. Related: Conceptualized; conceptualizing.

conceptually (adv.)

"as a concept," 1842, from conceptual + -ly (2).