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conception

  
  ( conceptions    plural  )
1       n-var   A conceptionof something is an idea that you have of it in your mind.  
usu N of n   (=notion)  
My conception of a garden was based on gardens I had visited in England..., I see him as someone with not the slightest conception of teamwork.     
2       n-var   Conception is the process in which the egg in a woman is fertilized and she becomes pregnant.  
Six weeks after conception your baby is the size of your little fingernail...     
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conception

  
1    concept, design, idea, image, notion, plan  
2    beginning, birth, formation, inception, initiation, invention, launching, origin, outset  
3    appreciation, clue, comprehension, impression, inkling, perception, picture, understanding  
4    fertilization, germination, impregnation, insemination  

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