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ɪnˈsɛp ʃənin·cep·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. origin, origination, inceptionnoun

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


  1. inceptionnoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Inceptionnoun


    Etymology: inceptio, Latin.

    The inception of putrefaction hath in it a maturation. Francis Bacon.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inceptionnoun

    beginning; commencement; initiation

  2. Inceptionnoun

    reception; a taking in

  3. Etymology: [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.]

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  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

Examples of inception in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    Racism has plagued the United States since its inception.

  3. Tim Donnelly:

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

  4. Joseph Bondy:

    We have taken into account prosecutors' statements that they might bring additional charges against Mr. Lev Parnas and others since the inception of this case. We are therefore not surprised, and remain prepared to defend Mr. Parnas against any such charges.

  5. 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.

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    applied to a fish depicted horizontally
    • A. lank
    • B. naiant
    • C. pecuniary
    • D. inexpiable

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