A concept is a cognitive unit of meaning— an abstract idea or a mental symbol sometimes defined as a “unit of knowledge,” built from other units which act as a concept’s characteristics. A concept is typically associated with a corresponding representation in a language or symbology such as a word.

The meaning of “concept” is explored in mainstream cognitive science, metaphysics, and philosophy of mind.

Concepts considering programs

Concepts, which model coming code or existing code, are mental models, whose purpose is the content of the concept. Typical program concepts include some contexts, which limit the use.  Implementation of program concepts is either a model or program code, slices.

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