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Definitions for conception
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word conception.
concept, conception, constructnoun
an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
the act of becoming pregnant; fertilization of an ovum by a spermatozoon
the event that occurred at the beginning of something
"from its creation the plan was doomed to failure"
invention, innovation, excogitation, conception, designnoun
the creation of something in the mind
The act of conceiving.
The state of being conceived; the beginning.
The fertilization of an ovum by a sperm to form a zygote.
The start of pregnancy.
The formation of a conceptus or an implanted embryo.
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.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: conceptio, Latin.
I will greatly multiply thy sorrow, and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children. Gen. iii. 16.
Thy sorrow I will greatly multiply
By thy conception; children thou shalt bring
In sorrow forth. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. x. l. 194.
Joy had the like conception in our eyes,
And at that instant, like a babe, sprung up. William Shakespeare.
Our own productions flatter us: it is impossible not to be fond of them at the moment of their conception. John Dryden, Dufresn.
As conceptions are the images or resemblances of things to the mind within itself, in the like manner are words or names the marks, tokens, or resemblances of those conceptions to the minds of them whom we converse with. Robert South, Sermons.
Consult the acutest poets and speakers, and they will confess that their quickest, most admired conceptions were such as darted into their minds, like sudden flashes of lightning, they knew not how, nor whence; and not by any certain consequence, or dependence of one thought upon another, as it is in matters of ratiocination. Robert South, Sermons.
To have right conceptions about them, we must bring our understandings to the inflexible natures and unalterable relations of things, and not endeavour to bring things to any preconceived notions of our own. John Locke.
Thou but remember’st me of my own conception. I have perceived a most faint neglect of late; which I have rather blamed as my own jealous curiosity, than as a very pretence and purpose of unkindness. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
Please your highness, note
His dangerous conception in this point:
Not friended by his wish to your high person,
His will is most malignant, and it stretches
Beyond you to your friends. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.
And as if beasts conceiv’d what reason were,
And that conception should distinctly show
They should the name of reasonable bear;
For, without reason, none could reason know. Davies.
He is too flatulent sometimes, and sometimes too dry; many times unequal, and almost always forced; and, besides, is full of conceptions, points of epigram, and witticisms; all which are not only below the dignity of heroic verse, but contrary to its nature. John Dryden, Juvenal, Dedication.
the act of conceiving in the womb; the initiation of an embryonic animal life
the state of being conceived; beginning
the power or faculty of apprehending of forming an idea in the mind; the power of recalling a past sensation or perception
the formation in the mind of an image, idea, or notion, apprehension
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
idea; purpose; design
conceit; affected sentiment or thought
Conception is a power/progressive metal band from Raufoss, Norway.
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Conception is ranked #72568 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Conception surname appeared 268 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Conception.
73.5% or 197 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
14.9% or 40 total occurrences were Asian.
5.6% or 15 total occurrences were White.
3.7% or 10 total occurrences were Black.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'conception' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4713
Rank popularity for the word 'conception' in Nouns Frequency: #1647
The numerical value of conception in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of conception in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of conception in a Sentence
Almost everyone, because we are right on the water here, has been out on (the Conception). We all have a personal connection with it, it's just such a horrific notion to think what the people down in the below decks, the people sleeping down there must have gone through.
As in private life one differentiates between what a man thinks and says of himself and what he really is and does, so in historical struggles one must still more distinguish the language and the imaginary aspirations of parties from their real organism and their real interests, their conception of themselves from their reality.
Believing that human life begins at conception isn’t religion — it’s science. But defending human life and dignity is at the core of our faith, as it was with slavery abolitionists and civil rights freedom fighters.
The universe is no narrow thing and the order within it is not constrained by any latitude in its conception to repeat what exists in one part in any other part. Even in this world more things exist without our knowledge than with it and the order in creation which you see is that which you have put there, like a string in a maze, so that you shall not lose your way. For existence has its own order and that no man's mind can compass, that mind itself being but a fact among others.
Other fundamental values for Brazilian society, reflected in the human rights agenda, are the defense of the family, the right to life from conception, self-defense and the repudiation of gender ideology.
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Translations for conception
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- حَمْل, حَبَلArabic
- предста́ва, разбиране, заче́ване, конце́пция, поня́тиеBulgarian
- concepcióCatalan, Valencian
- σύλληψη, ιδέα, επινόηση, επικύησηGreek
- fogamzás, felfogás, fogalom, fogantatásHungarian
- concezione, concepimento, concettoItalian
- 受胎, 妊娠Japanese
- 수태, 임신Korean
- concept, concepții, imagine, concepție, zămislire, idee, concepereRomanian
- иде́я, поня́тие, представле́ние, зача́тие, конце́пцияRussian
- koncepcija, зачеће, концепција, začeceSerbo-Croatian
- quan niệmVietnamese
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