Definitions of conception

  1. an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the event that occurred at the beginning of something; "from its creation the plan was doomed to failure" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of becoming pregnant; fertilization of an ovum by a spermatozoon Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the creation of something in the mind Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The act of conceiving in the womb; the initiation of an embryonic animal life. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. The state of being conceived; beginning. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. The power or faculty of apprehending of forming an idea in the mind; the power of recalling a past sensation or perception. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. The formation in the mind of an image, idea, or notion, apprehension. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. Idea; purpose; design. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. Conceit; affected sentiment or thought. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. The act or power of understanding; an idea or notion; the act of becoming pregnant. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. 1. Concept. 2. The act of forming a general idea or notion. 3. The act of conceiving, or becoming pregnant. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  14. Ovular fecundation. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  15. The act of conceiving: the thing conceived: the formation in the mind of an image or idea: a notion. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Act of conceiving; notion; idea. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. The act or faculty of conceiving, or that which is conceived; an idea; notion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Act of conceiving; the first formation of the foetus of an animal; idea, thought, or image conceived; a notion. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. The act of conceiving or being conceived; image or idea in the mind; view, sentiment, or thought. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. See under conceit. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. The impregnation of the ovum by the positive contact of the male sperm, whence results a new being. The whole subject of conception is most mysterious. It seems to occur as follows. During the sexual union, the male sperm passes along the uterus and Fallopian tubes: the fimbriated extremities of the latter seize hold of the ovarium; and the sperm in this manner comes in contact with a maturated ovum, and impregnates it. The fecundated ovum remains some time in the ovarium, but at length bursts its covering, is laid hold of by the fimbriated extremity of the Fallopian tubes, and passes along the tube into the cavity of the uterus, where it remains for the full period of utero-gestation. Some are of opinion, that the ovum is not impregnated until it has entered the Fallopian tube, or uterus. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  22. [Latin] The act of conceiving or of being impregnated na
  23. Conceiving (in all senses); thing conceived, idea. Hence conceptional a. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  24. The fecundation of the ovum. American pocket medical dictionary.
  25. The act of conceiving or being conceived. The impregnation of the ovum; the first stage of generation on the part of the female. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  26. An idea; an hypothesis. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  27. [L.] (Log.) The mental act by which we combine a number of individuals together by means of some mark or character common to them all. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  28. n. Act of conceiving; —the state of being conceived; —the formation in mind of on image, idea, or notion; apprehension; —the image, idea, or notion formed; a rational belief or judgment power or faculty of forming an idea. Cabinet Dictionary
  29. The act of conceiving, or quickening with pregnancy ; the state of being conceived; notion, idea ; sentiment, purpose; apprehension, knowledge ; conceit, sentiment, pointed thought, Complete Dictionary