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

Wiktionary

  1. conception(Noun)

    The act of conceiving.

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

  2. conception(Noun)

    The state of being conceived; the beginning.

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

  3. conception(Noun)

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

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

  4. conception(Noun)

    The start of pregnancy.

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

  5. conception(Noun)

    The formation of a conceptus or an implanted embryo.

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

  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.

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

  7. conception(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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

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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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Numerology

  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. Lansing Pollock:

    When libertarian moral theory is combined with economic theory a compelling conception of the good society emerges.

  2. Erykah Badu:

    I don't have no conception of time. I don't know what that means.

  3. John J. Ferguson:

    I suppose that the nearer a conception comes towards finality, the nearer the dynamic relation out of which this concept arose, inevitably draws to a close. So it may be surmised, on one hand, to know is to lose. It may be argued, then, tis better to be ignorant, and blissful!

  4. Jukka Kekäläinen:

    It is likely that gamete-level incompatibility can reduce the chance of conception but may not often completely prevent it, furthermore, gamete-level compatibility does not mean that partners are otherwise incompatible, with respect to their personalities.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Historical radicalism and today's radicalism gained and achieved only the outward glamour of style and system, not the inward changing of thought, conduct, and distinction. As a fact, the conception, whether colonialism, imperialism, and such isms still exist; however, in a new packing of radicalism; otherwise, one can realize, and easily define as that: Fool the public; rule the republic.

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