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Term: concept Class:  
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Created 19 September 2013
Last modified 19 September 2013
Contributed by Stephen Richard

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Definition: A mental phenomena that human beings use in their internal representation of the world. Webster’s dictionary [1996] uses the terms ‘idea’ and ‘object of thought’ to convey the meaning of ‘concept.’ Concepts exist in the mind of human observers.
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From Glossary in Richard, S. M., 2006, Geoscience concept models, in Sinha, K, and Baru, C, Geoinformatics: Geological Society of America Special Paper 397, p. 81-107. Submitted 14 April 2016
by Stephen
A unit of thought constituted through abstraction on the basis of properties common to a set of objects. (ISO 1087) Submitted 14 April 2016
by Gary