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conception

con·cep·tion

conception

 
pronunciation:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of bringing into being.
synonyms:
creation, generation, origination, procreation, production
definition 2: the fertilizing of an egg by sperm; beginning of pregnancy.
synonyms:
fecundation, fertilization, impregnation
similar words:
procreation, propagation
definition 3: the forming of concepts or ideas, or the power to do so.
synonyms:
conceptualization, imagination, invention, ratiocination
similar words:
creativity, production, visualization
definition 4: a plan.
synonyms:
intention, plan
similar words:
aim, design, draft, idea, method, outline, proposal, purpose, scheme, sketch
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