Definition of Conceptive

1. Adjective. Capable of conceiving.

Exact synonyms: Impregnable
Similar to: Fertile
Derivative terms: Conceive

Definition of Conceptive

1. a. Capable of conceiving.

Definition of Conceptive

1. Adjective. relating to conception ¹

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Definition of Conceptive

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Conceptive

concept formation
concept map
conceptive (current term)
conceptual analysis
conceptual art
conceptual definition
conceptual fallacy
conceptual inverse
conceptual metaphor
conceptual model
conceptual models
conceptual schema

Literary usage of Conceptive

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1. Mental Philosophy: Embracing the Three Departments of the Intellect by Thomas Cogswell Upham (1869)
"The power which enables us to do this, and without which man would fall far below his present standard of intelligence and happiness, is the conceptive ..."

2. Home Education by Isaac Taylor (1867)
"CULTURE OF THE conceptive FACULTY. THE phrase adopted in the present instance is, it must be confessed, far from being unexceptionable; nevertheless it has ..."

3. Mental Philosophy: Embracing the Three Departments of the Intellect by Thomas Cogswell Upham (1869)
"(I.) As already intimated in what has been said of the necessity of the conceptive power, conceptions differ in the first place from sensations and ..."

4. Household Education by Harriet Martineau (1861)
"THE conceptive FACULTIES. UP to this point, and for some way beyond it, children are better off at home than at school; and no parent should be induced to ..."

5. The philosophy of education; or, The principles and practice of teaching by Thomas Tate (1860)
"... those in the second, the conceptive or REPRESEN- TATIVE FACULTIES; in the third, THE KNOWING FACULTIES or the faculties of the understanding; ..."

6. The principles and practice of common-school education by James Currie (1861)
"We should task his memory through his conceptive power; and, so doing, we shall avoid the error of directing this faculty to worthless objects, ..."

7. Scientific Theism: Organic Scientific Philosophy by Francis Ellingwood Abbot (1888)
"(2) The conceptive use of the understanding is essentially reproduction, or the formation of ... The conceptive understanding unites perceived relations, ..."

8. The Power of Thought: What it is and what it Does by John Douglas Sterrett (1896)
"... CHAPTER X conceptive PRESENTATIONS THE discovery of bare (concrete) ideas, or their presentation, may be fraught with vivid satisfactions, and still the ..."

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