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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

The foolish man conceives the idea of 'self.' The wise man sees there is no ground on which to build the idea of 'self;' thus, he has a right conception of the world and well concludes that all compounds amassed by sorrow will be dissolved again, but the truth will remain.
Buddha

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

All activities and events that a body is to go through are determined at the time of conception.
Ramana Maharshi

Belief is nothing but a more vivid, lively, forcible, firm, steady conception of an object, than what the imagination alone is ever able to attain.
David Hume
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Conception Translations

conception in Italian is concezione
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