What does conception mean?

Definitions for conception
kənˈsɛp ʃəncon·cep·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. concept, conception, constructnoun

    an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

  2. conceptionnoun

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

  3. creation, conceptionnoun

    the event that occurred at the beginning of something

    "from its creation the plan was doomed to failure"

  4. invention, innovation, excogitation, conception, designnoun

    the creation of something in the mind

Wiktionary

  1. conceptionnoun

    The act of conceiving.

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

  2. conceptionnoun

    The state of being conceived; the beginning.

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

  3. conceptionnoun

    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. conceptionnoun

    The start of pregnancy.

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

  5. conceptionnoun

    The formation of a conceptus or an implanted embryo.

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

  6. conceptionnoun

    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. conceptionnoun

    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. Conceptionnoun

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

  2. Conceptionnoun

    the state of being conceived; beginning

  3. Conceptionnoun

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

  4. Conceptionnoun

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

  5. Conceptionnoun

    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. Conceptionnoun

    idea; purpose; design

  7. Conceptionnoun

    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

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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. George Santayana:

    A conception not reducible to the small change of daily experience is like a currency not exchangeable for articles of consumption; it is not a symbol, but a fraud.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Nature and character speak itself A flower rose, or whatever else as that; indeed, it has its authenticity and worth; however, it depends on the representation, as honeybees provide honey; whereas, the houseflies represent the bacterial nature. As that conception and insight, one executes identical objects and subjects, as the worst shape or the best way as its natural character.

  3. Erykah Badu:

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

  4. Karl Marx:

    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.

  5. Alan Patrick Herbert:

    The conception of two people living together for twenty-five years without having a cross word suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep.

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