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noun [countable] British English pronunciation: concept /ˈkɒnsept/ 
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pluralconcepts
  1. an idea of something that exists

    Some students failed to grasp even the simplest mathematical concepts.

    concept of:

    It's important that children learn to understand the concept of sharing.

    basic/key concepts:

    The first year introduces the basic concepts of management.

    1. a.
      an idea for something new

      The company launched its discount airline concept in 1989.

      a new concept in fast food

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