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1. conception

noun. ['kənˈsɛpʃən'] an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances.

Synonyms

  • concept
  • attribute
  • division
  • law of nature
  • part
  • possibility
  • idea
  • whole
  • linguistic rule
  • conceptualization
  • law
  • conceptualisation
  • quantity
  • theory
  • lexicalized concept
  • fact
  • category
  • notion
  • property
  • natural law
  • section
  • abstract
  • thought
  • conceptuality
  • hypothesis
  • regulation
  • abstraction
  • construct
  • rule

Antonyms

  • outside
  • inside
  • join
  • connect

Etymology

  • conceptioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • conception (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Conception

  • self-deception
  • contraception
  • misperception
  • interception
  • reception
  • perception
  • inception
  • exception
  • deception

Example sentences of the word conception


1. Noun, singular or mass
This part of the process should actually begin with the conception of the show.

Quotes containing the word conception


1. Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive, it cannot hope to embody the real affection and the real interest of the nation.
- Jane Addams

2. The idea of God, infinity, or spirit stands for the possible attempt at an impossible conception.
- Edgar Allan Poe

3. Just as it is knownThat an image of one's face is seenDepending on a mirrorBut does not really exist as a face,So the conception of "I"existsDependent on mind and body,But like the image of a faceThe "I"does not at all exist as its own reality.
- Nāgārjuna

2. conception

noun. ['kənˈsɛpʃən'] the act of becoming pregnant; fertilization of an ovum by a spermatozoon.

Synonyms

  • sexual activity
  • sex activity
  • sexual practice

Antonyms

  • thinness
  • cheerfulness
  • uncheerfulness
  • Cryptogamia

Etymology

  • conceptioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • conception (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. conception

noun. ['kənˈsɛpʃən'] the event that occurred at the beginning of something.

Synonyms

  • fertilisation
  • beginning
  • impregnation
  • fecundation
  • fertilization

Antonyms

  • attach
  • stay
  • unify
  • arrive

Etymology

  • conceptioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • conception (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. conception

noun. ['kənˈsɛpʃən'] the creation of something in the mind.

Synonyms

  • concoction
  • design
  • creativeness
  • creative thinking
  • invention
  • contrivance
  • innovation
  • excogitation

Antonyms

  • Phanerogamae
  • middle
  • end
  • beginning

Etymology

  • conceptioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • conception (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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