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  • noununderstanding; idea
  • nounbeginning, birth

synonyms for conception

  • appreciation
  • conceit
  • concept
  • impression
  • interpretation
  • notion
  • perception
  • realization
  • apperception
  • apprehension
  • clue
  • cognition
  • comprehension
  • consideration
  • design
  • dreaming
  • explanation
  • exposition
  • fancy
  • image
  • inkling
  • intellection
  • meditation
  • musing
  • philosophizing
  • picture
  • plan
  • representation
  • speculation
  • thought
  • version
  • cogitating
  • communing
  • concentrating
  • considering
  • deliberating
  • envisaging
  • imagining
  • mental grasp
  • speculating
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antonyms for conception

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  • concrete
  • fact
  • ignorance
  • misunderstanding
  • reality
  • truth
  • abortion
  • being
  • death
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The noun conception suggests a thought that seems complete, individual, recent, or somewhat intricate: The architect’s conception delighted them. Thought, which reflects its primary emphasis on the mental process, may denote any concept except the more weighty and elaborate ones: I welcomed his thoughts on the subject. A thought came to him. Notion suggests a fleeting, vague, or imperfect thought: a bare notion of how to proceed. Idea, although it may refer to thoughts of any degree of seriousness or triviality, is commonly used for mental concepts considered more important or elaborate: We pondered the idea of the fourth dimension. The idea of his arrival frightened me.  

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Campaigns have also been forced to reconsider their conception of Pennsylvania’s political geography.
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Compare our conception of werewolves, vampires, and zombies.
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Two Conceptions of RealityThese challenges are rooted in a conception of reality which we have gotten so used to that we’re not even aware that there’s an alternative.
THE UNIVERSE KNOWS RIGHT FROM WRONG - ISSUE 89: THE DARK SIDEPHILIP GOFFSEPTEMBER 9, 2020NAUTILUS
There’s another conception of reality which I call the “container view.”
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Another incredible conception from da Vinci, the Armored Car is surely the forerunner to the contemporary military tanks.
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Adequate conception of the extent, the variety, the excellence of the works of Art here heaped together is impossible.
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The conception of the relation of this institution with them as co-operative makes headway slowly.
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The myth of "Boreas and Orithyia," though faulty perhaps in technique, is good in conception and arrangement.
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From that hour dated a new and sterner conception of the task that lay before him and every other Briton in the country.
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In fact, he says, with great candour and courage, that the early Bible conception of God is one which we cannot now accept.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
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WORDS RELATED TO CONCEPTION

  • antecedent
  • birth
  • conception
  • egg
  • embryo
  • font
  • fount
  • fountain
  • fountainhead
  • generation
  • genesis
  • germ
  • heart
  • principle
  • resource
  • root
  • seed
  • stem
  • well
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