What does conception mean?

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kənˈsɛp ʃəncon·cep·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. concept, conception, construct(noun)

    an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

  2. conception(noun)

    the act of becoming pregnant; fertilization of an ovum by a spermatozoon

  3. creation, conception(noun)

    the event that occurred at the beginning of something

    "from its creation the plan was doomed to failure"

  4. invention, innovation, excogitation, conception, design(noun)

    the creation of something in the mind


  1. conception(Noun)

    The act of conceiving.

  2. conception(Noun)

    The state of being conceived; the beginning.

  3. conception(Noun)

    The fertilization of an ovum by a sperm to form a zygote.

  4. conception(Noun)

    The start of pregnancy.

  5. conception(Noun)

    The formation of a conceptus or an implanted embryo.

  6. conception(Noun)

    The power or faculty of apprehending of forming an idea in the mind; the power of recalling a past sensation or perception; the ability to form mental abstractions.

  7. conception(Noun)

    An image, idea, or notion formed in the mind; a concept, plan or design.

  8. Origin: From conceptioun, from conception, from conceptio, from concipere, past participle conceptus; see conceive.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conception(noun)

    the act of conceiving in the womb; the initiation of an embryonic animal life

  2. Conception(noun)

    the state of being conceived; beginning

  3. Conception(noun)

    the power or faculty of apprehending of forming an idea in the mind; the power of recalling a past sensation or perception

  4. Conception(noun)

    the formation in the mind of an image, idea, or notion, apprehension

  5. Conception(noun)

    the image, idea, or notion of any action or thing which is formed in the mind; a concept; a notion; a universal; the product of a rational belief or judgment. See Concept

  6. Conception(noun)

    idea; purpose; design

  7. Conception(noun)

    conceit; affected sentiment or thought


  1. Conception

    Conception is a power/progressive metal band from Raufoss, Norway.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'conception' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4713

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'conception' in Nouns Frequency: #1647

How to pronounce conception?

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How to say conception in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conception in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conception in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of conception in a Sentence

  1. Nick Loeb:

    Well, I've always believed that life begins at conception.

  2. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Happiness is an inner perception, not an outer realistic conception.

  3. Baruch Spinoza:

    If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no conception of good and evil.

  4. Alice Walker:

    Helped are those who create anything at all, for they shall relive the thrill of their own conception.

  5. Vernon Unsworth:

    It just had absolutely no chance of working, Elon Musk had no conception of what the cave passage was like.

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