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noun as in idea formed before event occurs or facts are received

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And, indeed, the older an idea is, and the more stubbornly recurrent it is, the more we should be wary that it is a preconception rather than anything based on evidence.

Empathetic people challenge their own preconceptions and prejudices by searching for what they share with people rather than what divides them.

The second cost, equally damaging, is that wind up ignoring violence that doesn’t fit our preconceptions.

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You don’t have to have a long track record in healthcare or science reporting, but you do have to be determined, prepared to challenge preconceptions, and be comfortable asking for help and taking guidance.

Our preconceptions can also cause us to find supernatural evidence in garbled noise or blurred images.

A lot of that has to do with clichés and stereotyping through the years, a misinformed preconception of excessive promiscuity.

Even then, it will be important not to read documents and testimony with a preconception of "obvious" intent.

The prevailing conception, however, has been adopted without examination; it is a preconception.

The experiences gained by the Americans in the Civil War helped to confirm this preconception.

Now, in that preconception lies the capital blunder incident to the question.

Not for the truth in them, but for the grace, or because they touched the spring of some preconception or some passion.

He works in a noble freedom from prejudice and preconception, uncorrupted by custom as he is untrammelled by tradition.


On this page you'll find 33 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to preconception, such as: assumption, predisposition, prejudice, bias, delusion, and illusion.

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