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Noun: conception  kun'sep-shun
  1. An abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
    - concept, construct
     
  2. The act of becoming pregnant; fertilization of an ovum by a spermatozoon
     
  3. The event that occurred at the beginning of something
    "from its conception the plan was doomed to failure";
    - creation
     
  4. The creation of something in the mind
    - invention, innovation, excogitation, design, fiction

Derived forms: conceptions

Type of: beginning, creative thinking, creativeness, creativity, idea, sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice, thought

Antonym: misconception

Encyclopedia: Conception, Missouri