What does inception mean?

Definitions for inceptionɪnˈsɛp ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. origin, origination, inception(noun)

    an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events


  1. inception(Noun)

    The creation or beginning of something; the establishment.

    From its inception the agency has been helping people obtain and properly install car seats for children.

  2. Origin: From inception-, stem of inceptio, from inceptus, past participle of incipere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inception(noun)

    beginning; commencement; initiation

  2. Inception(noun)

    reception; a taking in

  3. Origin: [L. inceptio, fr. incipere to begin; pref. in- in + capere to take. See Capable.]


  1. Inception

    Inception: The Subconscious Jams 1994-1995 is a compilation of unreleased tracks by the band Download.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inception

    in-sep′shun, n. a beginning.—v.i. Incept′, to commence, esp. the period of candidature for the degree of master of arts, or a period of licensed teaching.—adj. Incep′tive, beginning or marking the beginning.—adv. Incep′tively, in a manner denoting beginning.—n. Incep′tor. [L. inceptionemincipĕre, inceptum, to begin—in, on, capĕre, to take.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inception in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inception in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bernie Sanders:

    Racism has plagued the United States since its inception.

  2. Tim Donnelly:

    The SB277 Referendum was sabotaged from without and within by powerful forces from its very inception.

  3. Bernie Sanders:

    Not Donald Trump, not anyone else will be successful in dividing us based on race or our country of origin, racism has plagued the United States since its inception.

  4. Loren Bouchard:

    I loved [the blog] ever since I heard of it, which was at its inception several years ago, it was maybe the best example of how doing a show in the age of the Internet can be such a satisfying experience.

  5. Samir Shah:

    This is the biggest positive step to have happened in the commodity market since its inception, all the demand that commodity markets have had, which is to allow participation of banks, FIIs, mutual funds, financial institutions, that entire thing in one sweeping reform now gets enabled.

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