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Definition of Conception

Conception

  1. The act of conceiving in the womb; the initiation of an embryonic animal life.
  2. The state of being conceived; beginning.
  3. The power or faculty of apprehending of forming an idea in the mind; the power of recalling a past sensation or perception.
  4. The formation in the mind of an image, idea, or notion, apprehension.
  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. Idea; purpose; design.
  7. Conceit; affected sentiment or thought.

Conception Quotations

A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
Socrates

It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive, it cannot hope to embody the real affection and the real interest of the nation.
Jane Addams

The keystone of the Fascist doctrine is its conception of the State, of its essence, its functions, and its aims. For Fascism the State is absolute, individuals and groups relative.
Benito Mussolini

There is more selfishness and less principle among members of Congress than I had any conception of, before I became President of the U.S.
James K. Polk
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Conception Translations

conception in Italian is concezione
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