from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Formation of a viable zygote by the union of the male sperm and female ovum; fertilization.
- noun The entity formed by the union of the male sperm and female ovum; an embryo or zygote.
- noun The ability to form or understand mental concepts and abstractions.
- noun Something conceived in the mind or believed by a group of people; a concept, thought, or belief: synonym: idea.
- noun The beginning or formation of an idea or plan.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act or power of conceiving in the mind, or of forming a concept; that which is conceived in the mind.
- noun In philosophy: The act of conceiving or of forming a concept, or the concept itself; a notion.
- noun Improperly, the faculty of reproductive imagination.
- noun Thought, notion, or idea, in a loose sense: as, you have no conception how clever he is.
- noun A fanciful thought; a conceit.
- noun The act of becoming pregnant; the beginning of pregnancy; the inception of the life of an embryo; hence, figuratively, beginning; origination.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The act of conceiving in the womb; the initiation of an embryonic animal life.
- noun The state of being conceived; beginning.
- noun The power or faculty of apprehending of forming an idea in the mind; the power of recalling a past sensation or perception.
- noun The formation in the mind of an image, idea, or notion, apprehension.
- noun 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
- noun Idea; purpose; design.
- noun obsolete Conceit; affected sentiment or thought.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The act of
- noun The state of being conceived; the
- noun The
fertilizationof an ovumby a spermto form a zygote.
- noun The start of
- noun The formation of a
conceptusor an implanted embryo.
- noun The power or
facultyof apprehendingof forming an ideain the mind; the power of recalling a past sensation or perception; the ability to form mental abstractions.
- noun An
image, idea, or notionformed in the mind; a concept, planor design.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
- noun the creation of something in the mind
- noun the event that occurred at the beginning of something
- noun the act of becoming pregnant; fertilization of an ovum by a spermatozoon
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
And since the conception of form resolves itself into _motion_, _conception_, _purpose_ or _end_, so the Eternal
This "certain conception" is slowly being fleshed out here.
The term conception does not mean the active or generative conception by her parents.
Second, I think the most plausible versions of utilitarianism frame themselves as theories of how to treat people (or sentients) equally, and this conception is a big part of their intuitive appeal.
In remarkable agreement with this conception is the fact that the molecular length as calculated for oleic acid from X-ray diffraction measurements recently made in the laboratories of Bragg and Friedel agrees with the thickness of our fundamental sheet.
Far removed from this conception is the condition of the many who have no "casa," but only ghastly walls within which the most intimate acts of life are exposed upon the pillory.
One of the weaknesses in the survey is the use of the word "conception" rather than fertilization in the questionnaire.
HAVING in the first section of the precedent chapter presupposed that motion and agitation of the brain which we call conception, to be continued to the heart, and there to be called passion; I have thereby obliged myself, as far forth as I can, to search out and declare, from what conception proceedeth every one of those passions which we commonly take notice of.
Using an established mouse model of maternal diet-induced obesity and live cell dynamic fluorescence imaging techniques, the researchers demonstrated that maternal obesity prior to conception is associated with altered mitochondria in mouse oocytes (eggs) and zygotes.
The conception is monolithic groups and the value is spread unequally.