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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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Conception \Con*cep"tion\, n. [F. conception, L. conceptio, fr. concipere to conceive. See Conceive.]
The act of conceiving in the womb; the initiation of an embryonic animal life.
I will greaty multiply thy sorrow and thy conception.
--Gen. iii. 16.
The state of being conceived; beginning.
Joy had the like conception in our eyes.
The power or faculty of apprehending of forming an idea in the mind; the power of recalling a past sensation or perception.
Under the article of conception, I shall confine myself to that faculty whose province it is to enable us to form a notion of our past sensations, or of the objects of sense that we have formerly perceived.
The formation in the mind of an image, idea, or notion, apprehension.
Conception consists in a conscious act of the understanding, bringing any given object or impression into the same class with any number of other objects or impression, by means of some character or characters common to them all.
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.
He [Herodotus] says that the sun draws or attracts the water; a metaphorical term obviously intended to denote some more general and abstract conception than that of the visible operation which the word primarily signifies.
Idea; purpose; design.
Note this dangerous conception.
Conceit; affected sentiment or thought. [Obs.]
He . . . is full of conceptions, points of epigram, and witticism.
Syn: Idea; notion; perception; apprehemsion; comprehension.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 14c., "act of conceiving," from Old French concepcion (Modern French conception) "conception, grasp, comprehension," from Latin conceptionem (nominative conceptio) "a comprehending, conception," noun of action from stem of concipere (see conceive). Originally in the womb sense (also with reference to Conception Day in the Church calendar); mental sense "process of forming concepts" is late 14c. Meaning "that which is conceived in the mind" is from 1520s; "general notion" is from 1785.
n. 1 The act of conceive. 2 The state of being conceived; the beginning. 3 The fertilization of an 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.
the act of becoming pregnant; fertilization of an ovum by a spermatozoon
the event that occurred at the beginning of something; "from its creation the plan was doomed to failure" [syn: creation]
Conception, or a concept, is an abstract idea or a mental symbol.
Conception may also refer to:
- Conception, or fertilisation, the fusion of gametes to produce a new organism
- Conception (album), an album by Miles Davis
- Conception (album), a posthumous album by Bill Evans
- Conception (song), a jazz standard by George Shearing
- Conception (band), a Norwegian band
- Conception (film), a 2011 film
- Conception, Missouri, United States
- Conception: Ore no Kodomo wo Undekure!, a Japanese role-playing game for the PlayStation Portable
Conception were a power/ progressive metal band from Raufoss, Norway.
Conception is a compilation album issued by Prestige Records in 1956 as PRLP 7013, featuring Miles Davis on a number of tracks. The album features other notable musicians such as Lee Konitz, Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan and Zoot Sims. The cover was designed by Bob Parent. The tracks had all been previously released by Prestige in discontinued formats, either on 10 inch LPs, or as 78rpm singles. In particular, the entirety of the 10"LP Lee Konitz: The New Sounds (PRLP 116) makes up all of side 1.
"Conception" is a 1950 jazz standard. It was written by George Shearing.
Conception is an American film that was released in 2011. The film is produced by Rock It Productions.
Usage examples of "conception".
The pure and sublime idea which they entertained of the Supreme Being escaped the gross conception of the Pagan multitude, who were at a loss to discover a spiritual and solitary God, that was neither represented under any corporeal figure or visible symbol, nor was adored with the accustomed pomp of libations and festivals, of altars and sacrifices.
The Negro is willing to discuss no further this prejudicial conception of himself forced home by libelous propaganda and by governmental administration for hundreds of years, if the agencies of reconstruction will perfect and put in operation a vigorous Americanization policy in his behalf.
Great ingenuity, however, and vigor of thought, sometimes break out amidst those unnatural conceptions: a few anacreontics surprise us by their ease and gayety: his prose writings please by the honesty and goodness which they express, and even by their spleen and melancholy.
And in their effort to keep themselves from being engulfed in the apostacy of a great leader, the scientists, as by a unanimous chorus, announce that the scientific dogmas which enter more or less essentially into their atheistic conception of the universe, are nothing but surmises!
Since we know from Theopompus that certain conceptions, illustrated in the Bundehesh and not contained in the fragmentary Avestan books which have reached us, were actually received Zoroastrian 25 Studien uber das Zend Avesta, in Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenlandischen Gesellschaft, 1855, band ix.
Mordechai Tanenbaum-Tamaroff of Bialystok was the most vehement opponent of the partisan conception, yet the town was in an immense primeval forest.
There were great differences in conception, first of all between the Bosniaks, who supported an integral BosniaHercegovina, and the Serbs, who openly wanted to divide it and annex their part to Serbia.
The Feline Breeds have experienced this, but conception occurs quickly in them, without drugs or hormonal treatments.
Other cases, somewhat similar, will be found under the discussion of late conception.
The whole conception of the militarized continental state, with its secret police, its censored literature and its conscript labour, is utterly different from that of the loose maritime democracy, with its slums and unemployment, its strikes and party politics.
The Dantean conceptions of Inferno were childish and unworthy of the Divine imagination: fire and torture.
That is why the Dayaks, apart from the murders they commit when actuated by their conception of justice, are depicted, by all those who know them, as a most sympathetic people.
Enlightenment developed a conception of nature, including human nature,.
Since he has no developed conception of postconventional society, anything preconventional steps in to announce our salvation.
The dishware in the cabinets is arranged according to precise plan, the stacks spaced exact distances apart and ordered according to a conception of size, color, and function that no one but Miriam fully understands.