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Policy vs. Concept

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Policynoun

(obsolete) The art of governance; political science.

Conceptnoun

abstract and general idea; an abstraction

Policynoun

(obsolete) A state; a polity.

Conceptnoun

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).

Policynoun

(obsolete) A set political system; civil administration.

Conceptnoun

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

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Policynoun

(obsolete) A trick; a stratagem.

Conceptnoun

An abstract general conception; a notion; a universal.

‘The words conception, concept, notion, should be limited to the thought of what can not be represented in the imagination; as, the thought suggested by a general term.’;

Policynoun

A principle of behaviour, conduct etc. thought to be desirable or necessary, especially as formally expressed by a government or other authoritative body.

‘The Communist Party has a policy of returning power to the workers.’;

Conceptnoun

an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

Policynoun

Wise or advantageous conduct; prudence, formerly also with connotations of craftiness.

Conceptnoun

an abstract idea

‘structuralism is a difficult concept’; ‘the concept of justice’;

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Policynoun

Specifically, political shrewdness or (formerly) cunning; statecraft.

Conceptnoun

a plan or intention

‘the centre has kept firmly to its original concept’;

Policynoun

The grounds of a large country house.

Conceptnoun

an idea or invention to help sell or publicize a commodity

‘a new concept in corporate hospitality’;

Policynoun

(obsolete) Motive; object; inducement.

Conceptnoun

(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’;

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Policynoun

(law)

Conceptnoun

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.

Policynoun

A contract of insurance.

Concept

Concepts are defined as abstract ideas or general notions that occur in the mind, in speech, or in thought. They are understood to be the fundamental building blocks of thoughts and beliefs.

Policynoun

A document containing or certifying this contract.

‘Your insurance policy covers fire and theft only.’;

Policynoun

(obsolete) An illegal daily lottery in late nineteenth and early twentieth century USA on numbers drawn from a lottery wheel (no plural)

Policynoun

A number pool lottery

Policyverb

(transitive) To regulate by laws; to reduce to order.

Policynoun

Civil polity.

Policynoun

The settled method by which the government and affairs of a nation are, or may be, administered; a system of public or official administration, as designed to promote the external or internal prosperity of a state.

Policynoun

The method by which any institution is administered; system of management; course.

Policynoun

Management or administration based on temporal or material interest, rather than on principles of equity or honor; hence, worldly wisdom; dexterity of management; cunning; stratagem.

Policynoun

Prudence or wisdom in the management of public and private affairs; wisdom; sagacity; wit.

‘The very policy of a hostess, finding his purse so far above his clothes, did detect him.’;

Policynoun

Motive; object; inducement.

‘What policy have you to bestow a benefit where it is counted an injury?’;

Policynoun

A ticket or warrant for money in the public funds.

Policynoun

The writing or instrument in which a contract of insurance is embodied; an instrument in writing containing the terms and conditions on which one party engages to indemnify another against loss arising from certain hazards, perils, or risks to which his person or property may be exposed. See Insurance.

Policynoun

A method of gambling by betting as to what numbers will be drawn in a lottery; as, to play policy.

Policyverb

To regulate by laws; to reduce to order.

Policynoun

a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government;

‘they debated the policy or impolicy of the proposed legislation’;

Policynoun

a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group;

‘it was a policy of retribution’; ‘a politician keeps changing his policies’;

Policynoun

written contract or certificate of insurance;

‘you should have read the small print on your policy’;

Policynoun

a course or principle of action adopted or proposed by an organization or individual

‘it is not company policy to dispense with our older workers’; ‘the government's controversial economic policies’;

Policynoun

prudent or expedient conduct or action

‘a course of policy and wisdom’;

Policynoun

a contract of insurance

‘they took out a joint policy’;

Policynoun

an illegal lottery or numbers game

‘he swore that he had never played policy in his life’;

Policy

Policy is a deliberate system of principles to guide decisions and achieve rational outcomes. A policy is a statement of intent, and is implemented as a procedure or protocol.

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