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Conception

Con`cep´tion
n.1.The act of conceiving in the womb; the initiation of an embryonic animal life.
I will greaty multiply thy sorrow and thy conception.
- Gen. iii. 16.
2.The state of being conceived; beginning.
Joy had the like conception in our eyes.
- Shak.
3.The power or faculty of apprehending of forming an idea in the mind; the power of recalling a past sensation or perception.
4.The formation in the mind of an image, idea, or notion, apprehension.
5.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.Idea; purpose; design.
Note this dangerous conception.
- Shak.
7.Conceit; affected sentiment or thought.
Noun1.conception - an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
Synonyms: concept, construct
Antonyms:
misconception - an incorrect conception
2.conception - the act of becoming pregnant; fertilization of an ovum by a spermatozoon
3.conception - the event that occurred at the beginning of something; "from its creation the plan was doomed to failure"
Synonyms: creation
4.conception - the creation of something in the mind
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