Definitions of inception

  1. an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Beginning. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3. A beginning. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. Beginning; commencement; initiation. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Reception; a taking in. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Beginning; first stage; as, the movement was successful from its inception. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. The commencement; the beginning. In making a will, for example, the writing is its inception. 3 Co. 31 b; Plowd. 343. Vide Consummation; Progression. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  8. in-sep'shun, n. a beginning.--v.i. INCEPT', to commence, esp. the period of candidature for the degree of master of arts, or a period of licensed teaching.--adj. INCEP'TIVE, beginning or marking the beginning.--adv. INCEP'TIVELY, in a manner denoting beginning.--n. INCEP'TOR. [L. inceptionem--incip[)e]re, inceptum, to begin--in, on, cap[)e]re, to take.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  9. Beginning; (Camb. Univ.) incepting. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  10. n. [Latin] Beginning ; commencement. Cabinet Dictionary