1. inception

noun. ['ˌɪnˈsɛpʃən'] an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events.


  • preliminary
  • origin
  • beginning
  • emanation
  • prelude
  • overture
  • cause
  • procession
  • rise
  • origination


  • nondevelopment
  • nonexploratory
  • sink
  • deactivation

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Rhymes with Inception

  • self-deception
  • preconception
  • misconception
  • contraception
  • misperception
  • interception
  • conception
  • reception
  • perception
  • exception
  • deception

How do you pronounce inception?

Pronounce inception as ˌɪnˈsɛpʃən.

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Sentences with inception

1. Noun, singular or mass
This law was first enacted in 1938, and has been revised many times since its inception.

Quotes about inception

1. Pain vs. Pleasure {Couplet} Pain and pleasure are nearly identical,the difference lies in their temporal perception.Pleasure feels fleeting, pain feels unending;both jolt us at the nerve's first inception.
- Beryl Dov