concept (kon´sept)

1. An abstract idea or notion. 2. An explanatory variable or principle in a scientific system.conception (1); [L. conceptum, something understood, pp. ntr. of concipio, to receive, apprehend]
no-threshold c. that the biologic effect of radiation is proportional to dose, even for minutely small doses.
self c. an individual's sense of self, including self definition in the various social roles he or she enacts, including assessment of his or her status on a single trait or on many human dimensions using societal or personal norms as criteria.


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