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Noun: preconception  ,pree-kun'sep-shun
  1. An opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence
    "he did not even try to confirm his preconceptions";
    - prepossession, parti pris, preconceived opinion, preconceived idea, preconceived notion
  2. A partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
    - bias, prejudice

Derived forms: preconceptions

Type of: opinion, partiality, partisanship, persuasion, sentiment, thought, view