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Synonyms for conception
kənˈsɛp ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. concept, conception, construct(noun)

    an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

    Synonyms:
    construct, excogitation, innovation, concept, creation, design, invention

    Antonyms:
    misconception

  2. conception(noun)

    the act of becoming pregnant; fertilization of an ovum by a spermatozoon

    Synonyms:
    construct, design, invention, innovation, excogitation, creation, concept

    Antonyms:
    misconception

  3. creation, conception(noun)

    the event that occurred at the beginning of something

    "from its creation the plan was doomed to failure"

    Synonyms:
    foundation, world, instauration, design, construct, invention, creative activity, cosmos, creation, concept, excogitation, universe, macrocosm, institution, founding, innovation, initiation, origination, introduction, existence

    Antonyms:
    misconception

  4. invention, innovation, excogitation, conception, design(noun)

    the creation of something in the mind

    Synonyms:
    intention, foundation, initiation, instauration, design, introduction, construct, designing, figure, creation, plan, excogitation, aim, intent, blueprint, institution, founding, innovation, pattern, invention, origination, concept, purpose

    Antonyms:
    misconception

Wiktionary

  1. conception(noun)

    Antonyms:
    misconception

  2. conception(noun)

    Antonyms:
    misconception

  3. conception(noun)

    Antonyms:
    misconception

  4. conception(noun)

    Antonyms:
    misconception

  5. conception(noun)

    Antonyms:
    misconception

  6. conception(noun)

    Antonyms:
    misconception

  7. conception(noun)

    Antonyms:
    misconception

  8. conception(noun)

    Antonyms:
    misconception

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. conception

    An intellectual fancy is a mental image or picture founded upon slight or whimsical association or resemblance; a conceit has less of the picturesque and more of the theoretic than a fancy; a conceit is somewhat aside from the common laws of reasoning, as a fancy is lighter and more airy than the common mode of thought. A conceit or fancy may be wholly unfounded, while a conception always has, or is believed to have, some answering reality. (Compare REASON.) An intellectual fancy or conceit may be pleasing or amusing, but is never worth serious discussion; we speak of a mere fancy, a droll or odd conceit. An emotional or personal fancy is a capricious liking formed with slight reason and no exercise of judgment, and liable to fade as lightly as it was formed. In a broader sense, the fancy signifies the faculty by which fancies or mental images are formed, associated, or combined. Compare synonyms for DREAM; IDEA; IMAGINATION.

    Synonyms:
    belief, caprice, conceit, desire, fancy, humor, idea, image, imagination, inclination, liking, mood, predilection, supposition, vagary, whim

    Antonyms:
    actuality, certainty, fact, reality, truth, verity

    Preposition:
    To have a fancy for or take a fancy to a person or thing.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. conception(n.)

    Synonyms:
    conceiving

  2. conception(n.)

    Synonyms:
    apprehension, IMAGINATION, the mind's eye

  3. conception(n.)

    Synonyms:
    notion, idea, thought, fancy, conceit, impression

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. conception(n)

    Synonyms:
    ideation, imagination, idea, concept, notion, impression

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    design, concepción, concept, kwun, idea, designing, notion, vision, pregnancy

How to pronounce conception?

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Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to say conception in sign language?

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How to use conception in a sentence?

  1. J. D. Watson, "The Double Helix":

    One could not be a successful scientist without realizing that, in contrast to the popular conception supported by newspapers and mothers of scientists, a goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid.

  2. John J. Ferguson:

    I suppose that the nearer a conception comes towards finality, the nearer the dynamic relation out of which this concept arose, inevitably draws to a close. So it may be surmised, on one hand, to know is to lose. It may be argued, then, tis better to be ignorant, and blissful!

  3. Lucas Mendos:

    ( The British also) had this conception that the' Orient,' the non-Western subjects, were overly erotic and over-sexed, and that's the reason why they were worried young colonial officers going abroad would be corrupted by those sexual acts.

  4. George Paul:

    There has been recorded mating between different pairs over the last few years but not conceptions, based on a recent health examination conducted, both animals have a regular estrus cycles but no conception has been recorded.

  5. Rachel Yehuda:

    The gene changes in the children could only be attributed to Holocaust exposure in the parents, to our knowledge, this provides the first demonstration of transmission of pre-conception stress effects resulting in epigenetic changes in both the exposed parents and their offspring in humans.


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