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|Spanish term or phrase: concepción lata|
|La concepción "lata" de la región de los norte americanos asocia los problemas mediterráneos a los de áreas como Oriente Medio y Asia Central|
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It sounds to me like more of a "loose" conception or definition than "widespread"...people aren't sure exactly how to define a "region", and lump the Mediterranean in with the Middle East, etc.
The new system discards the "open-office" landscape, and instead introduces a loose conception of rooms.
I think we all, in our own way, have a loose conception of what "draw" means.
I mean, I knew about a kiss and I had some loose conception of what sex was
Both rules were predicated upon a loose conception of fraud.
A Loose Conception of Government and International Affairs May Paralyze the Arm of the Administration.
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in the sense of "vague idea" -- meaning that the North Americans confuse the Mediterranean with the Middle East and Central Asia, even though these regions are very far apart and culturally very different.
An example of the use of "woolly idea":
Oh yes; most people have a vague, woolly idea about where they want to be, but hardly anyone knows exactly where they are trying to get to, or what they want to achieve.
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negligent understanding / conception
Marina is on the right track, but the DRAE has a third definition:
Culpa lata: La del que no previno ni aun hubiera prevenido un hombre descuidado y negligente.
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