conception definition

  • noun:
    • Formation of a viable zygote by the union associated with the male sperm and feminine ovum; fertilization.
    • The entity created because of the union for the male sperm and female ovum; an embryo or zygote.
    • The ability to form or realize psychological principles and abstractions.
    • anything conceived in head; a thought, program, design, idea, or believed. See Synonyms at concept.
    • Archaic a new; a-start.
    • The work of conceiving.
    • their state to be conceived; the start.
    • The fertilization of an ovum by a sperm to create a zygote.
    • the beginning of maternity.
    • the synthesis of a conceptus or an implanted embryo.
    • the ability or faculty of apprehending of forming an idea in the brain; the power of remembering a past sensation or perception; the capability to develop psychological abstractions.
    • An image, concept, or idea created into the mind; an idea, program or design.
    • The work of conceiving within the womb; the initiation of an embryonic animal life.
    • their state of being conceived; beginning.
    • the energy or faculty of apprehending of developing a thought in the head; the power of remembering a past feeling or perception.
    • The formation into the mind of an image, concept, or notion, apprehension.
    • The image, idea, or idea of every action or thing which is created in the mind; a thought; an idea; a universal; the merchandise of a rational belief or wisdom. See Concept.
    • tip; purpose; design.
    • Conceit; affected belief or thought.
    • The act or power of conceiving in the mind, or of forming a thought; what is conceived within the brain.
    • In philosophy: The work of conceiving or of developing a notion, or even the idea it self; an idea.
    • Improperly, the professors of reproductive imagination.
    • consideration, idea, or concept, in a loose sense: because, you've got no conception just how clever he could be.
    • A fanciful thought; a conceit.
    • The act to become pregnant; the start of pregnancy; the inception associated with the lifetime of an embryo; for this reason, figuratively, beginning; origination.
    • an abstract or basic idea inferred or produced from specific cases
    • the creation of one thing inside mind
    • the big event that occurred at the beginning of something
    • the act to become expecting; fertilization of an ovum by a spermatozoon

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