7.4 Integrated Concepts

It is often the case that the process part of the concept is rich in meaning and can almost immediately be expanded or “unpacked” into several more detailed internal functions. We encountered one such example when we learned that the traveler wants to “visit” the client. Visiting implies going to the place of the client, spending some time there, and returning. If any of these three internal processes were missing, it would fail to meet the definition of “visiting.”

An integrated concept is made up of these smaller concept fragments, each of which identifies how one of the internal processes is specialized. When we encounter a rich process, we expand it into internal processes and then identify concept fragments for each. ...

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