Conceptualization refers to the ability to identify, sort and find relevant patterns in complex amounts of information and contexts. In other words, it is the cognitive process of organizing and understanding the abstract idea or concept through the association with concrete objects or experiences. It helps us understand how to relate this meaning and significance to our own knowledge and experiences.

This ability allows an individual to quickly see important connections in information-dense material, and to opt out unimportant connections and focus on the important ones .