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concept

noun [C] uk   /ˈkɒn.sept/ us    /ˈkɑːn-/
B2 a principle or idea: The very concept of free speech is unknown to them. It is very difficult to define the concept of beauty. I failed to grasp the film's central concept. Kleenbrite is a whole new concept in toothpaste! not have any concept/have no concept of sth to not understand about something: I don't think you have any concept of the pain you have caused her.
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