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Concept vs. Definition

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Main Difference

The main difference between Concept and Definition is that the Concept is a mental representation or an abstract object or an ability and Definition is a statement that explains the meaning of a term.

Wikipedia
  • Concept (noun)

    abstract and general idea; an abstraction

  • Concept (noun)

    understanding retained in the mind, from experience, reasoning and/or imagination; a generalization (generic, basic form), or abstraction (mental impression), of a particular set of instances or occurrences (specific, though different, recorded manifestations of the concept).

  • Concept (noun)

    In generic programming, a description of supported operations on a type, including their syntax and semantics.

  • Definition (noun)

    A statement of the meaning of a word or word group or a sign or symbol (dictionary definitions).

  • Definition (noun)

    A statement expressing the essential nature of something; formulation

  • Definition (noun)

    The action or process of defining.

  • Definition (noun)

    The act of defining; determination of the limits.

  • Definition (noun)

    A product of defining.

  • Definition (noun)

    The action or power of describing, explaining, or making definite and clear.

    "Her comic genius is beyond definition."

  • Definition (noun)

    Clarity of visual presentation, distinctness of outline or detail.

    "The definition of a telescope."

    "Improve the definition of an image."

  • Definition (noun)

    Clarity, especially of musical sound in reproduction.

  • Definition (noun)

    Sharp demarcation of outlines or limits.

    "A jacket with distinct waist definition."

  • Definition (noun)

    The degree to which individual muscles are distinct on the body.

  • Definition (noun)

    A statement which provides a previous declaration with a value or body of a subroutine (in the case of function).

  • Definition (noun)

    A statement that establishes the referent of a term or notation.

Wiktionary
  • Concept (noun)

    an abstract idea

    "structuralism is a difficult concept"

    "the concept of justice"

  • Concept (noun)

    a plan or intention

    "the centre has kept firmly to its original concept"

  • Concept (noun)

    an idea or invention to help sell or publicize a commodity

    "a new concept in corporate hospitality"

  • Concept (noun)

    (of a car or other vehicle) produced as an experimental model to test the viability of innovative design features

    "a concept car for next month's Geneva motor show"

  • Concept (noun)

    an idea or mental image which corresponds to some distinct entity or class of entities, or to its essential features, or determines the application of a term (especially a predicate), and thus plays a part in the use of reason or language.

  • Definition (noun)

    a statement of the exact meaning of a word, especially in a dictionary

    "a dictionary definition of the verb"

  • Definition (noun)

    an exact statement or description of the nature, scope, or meaning of something

    "our definition of what constitutes poetry"

  • Definition (noun)

    the action or process of defining something

    "a question of definition"

    "issues of methodology and definition"

  • Definition (noun)

    the degree of distinctness in outline of an object, image, or sound

    "the clarity and definition of pictures can be aided by using computer graphics"

  • Definition (noun)

    the capacity of a device to make images distinct in outline

    "we've been pleased with the definition of this TV"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Concept (noun)

    An abstract general conception; a notion; a universal.

  • Definition (noun)

    The act of defining; determination of the limits; as, a telescope accurate in definition.

  • Definition (noun)

    Act of ascertaining and explaining the signification; a description of a thing by its properties; an explanation of the meaning of a word or term; as, the definition of "circle;" the definition of "wit;" an exact definition; a loose definition.

  • Definition (noun)

    Description; sort.

  • Definition (noun)

    An exact enunciation of the constituents which make up the logical essence.

  • Definition (noun)

    Distinctness or clearness, as of an image formed by an optical instrument; precision in detail.

Webster Dictionary
  • Concept (noun)

    an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

  • Definition (noun)

    a concise explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase or symbol

  • Definition (noun)

    clarity of outline;

    "exercise had give his muscles superior definition"

Princeton's WordNet

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