“Please kindly elaborate
on the etymology of ‘concept’ and ‘conceptualization’. Thanks a million.” Zahra
At the core of both
words is the past participle of the Latin concipere, to conceive. The past participle form is conceptum, something conceived.
One conceives in the
physical sense when she gets pregnant. One conceives in the intellectual sense
when he or she forms an idea.
conceptualization, it starts with the verb suffix –ize, then gets transformed
into a noun when the suffix –tion is added. That suffix signifies a state or
condition of being.
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