Etymology
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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.

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Definitions of conceptualism

conceptualism (n.)
the doctrine that the application of a general term to various objects indicates the existence of a mental entity that mediates the application;
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