What does inception mean?

Definitions for inceptionɪnˈsɛp ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. origin, origination, inception(noun)

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


  1. inception(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inception(noun)

    beginning; commencement; initiation

  2. Inception(noun)

    reception; a taking in

  3. Origin: [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.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bernie Sanders:

    Racism has plagued the United States since its inception.

  2. The UAW:

    Since its inception, the UAW has put in place a process to ensure that minority groups have a voice.

  3. Tim Donnelly:

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

  4. Jim Murren:

    I viewed art from the inception of National Harbor as not an amenity, but as an integral part of the narrative and experience to the resort.

  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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