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A conceptual model is a model made of the composition of concepts, which are used to help people know, understand, or simulate a subject the model represents. Some models are physical objects; for example, a toy model which may be assembled, and may be made to work like the object it represents.

The term conceptual model may be used to refer to models which are formed after a conceptualization or generalization<ref name="MWCD">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=citation }}</ref> process. Conceptual models are often abstractions of things in the real world whether physical or social. Semantics studies are relevant to various stages of concept formation and use as Semantics is basically about concepts, the meaning that thinking beings give to various elements of their experience.


Conceptual model sections
Intro   Models of concepts and models that are conceptual    Type and scope of conceptual models    Overview   Models in philosophy and science   Statistical models    Social and political models    Models in systems architecture    Models in information system design   See also    References    Further reading   External links  

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