adverb see conceptualism

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • conceptualism — noun Date: circa 1838 1. a theory in philosophy intermediate between realism and nominalism that universals exist in the mind as concepts of discourse or as predicates which may be properly affirmed of reality 2. often capitalized conceptual art… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • conceptualism — conceptualist, n. conceptualistic, adj. conceptualistically, adv. /keuhn sep chooh euh liz euhm/, n. Philos. any of several doctrines existing as a compromise between realism and nominalism and regarding universals as concepts. Cf. nominalism,… …   Universalium

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