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Conception meaning

conception - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of conceiving in the womb; the initiation of an embryonic animal life.
  2. 2. The state of being conceived; beginning.
  3. 3. The power or faculty of apprehending of forming an idea in the mind; the power of recalling a past sensation or perception.
  4. 4. The formation in the mind of an image, idea, or notion, apprehension.
  5. 5. The image, idea, or notion of any action or thing which is formed in the mind; a concept; a notion; a universal; the product of a rational belief or judgment. See Concept.
  6. 6. Idea; purpose; design.
  7. 7. Conceit; affected sentiment or thought.
  8. 8. Act of conceiving; notion; idea.

conception - examples of usage

  1. She wished she had a pencil and a piece of paper to help her to give a form to this conception which composed itself as she walked down the Charing Cross Road. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. From an acute consciousness of herself as an individual, Mary passed to a conception of the scheme of things in which, as a human being, she must have her share. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. The other words by which we describe such a life all spring from the same conception. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
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