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English noun: conception

1. conception (cognition) an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances


Synonymsconcept, construct


Broader (hypernym)idea, thought


Narrower (hyponym)abstract, abstraction, attribute, category, conceptualisation, conceptuality, conceptualization, dimension, division, fact, hypothesis, law, law, law of nature, lexicalized concept, linguistic rule, natural law, notion, part, possibility, property, quantity, regulation, rule, rule, section, theory, whole


Antonymsmisconception

2. conception (act) the act of becoming pregnant; fertilization of an ovum by a spermatozoon


Broader (hypernym)sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice

3. conception (event) the event that occurred at the beginning of something


SamplesFrom its creation the plan was doomed to failure.


Synonymscreation


Broader (hypernym)beginning


Narrower (hyponym)fecundation, fertilisation, fertilization, impregnation

4. conception (cognition) the creation of something in the mind


Synonymsdesign, excogitation, innovation, invention


Broader (hypernym)creative thinking, creativeness, creativity


Narrower (hyponym)concoction, contrivance









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