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Conception

Conception

WordNet



noun


(1)   The act of becoming pregnant; fertilization of an ovum by a spermatozoon
(2)   The creation of something in the mind
(3)   An abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
(4)   The event that occurred at the beginning of something
"From its creation the plan was doomed to failure"
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Etymology


< < < < , pp. ; see conceive.

Noun



  1. The act of conceiving.
  2. The state of being conceived; the beginning.
  3. The fertilization of a human ovum by a sperm to form a zygote.
  4. The start of pregnancy.
  5. The formation of a conceptus or an implanted embryo.
  6. The power or faculty of apprehending of forming an idea in the mind; the power of recalling a past sensation or perception; the ability to form mental abstractions.
  7. An image, idea, or notion formed in the mind; a concept, plan or design.

Quotations

, Genesis 3:16
  • Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.