What is conception?

  • (noun): The act of becoming pregnant; fertilization of an ovum by a spermatozoon.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Conception

Conception, or a concept, is an abstract idea or a mental symbol.

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Conception, Missouri
... Conception is an unincorporated community in eastern Nodaway County, Missouri, United States ... It is very near Conception Junction, Missouri (which was the rail intersection) ... Conception is home to Conception Abbey ...
Conception Device - Artificial Insemination - Conception Cap
... A conception cap can assist to protect semen from the vaginal cavity and allow semen to pool against the cervical os ... Around the time of ovulation, a conception cap or cervical cap is filled with semen and placed on a woman's cervical os for several hours to maximize the time the semen is ... Cervical caps are designed for conception and are different from the cervical caps used for contraception, although these may also be used as conception devices ...
Conception Dreams - In Korea
... In Korea conception dreams are known as 태몽(taemong) ... mother herself, but close family members such as her mother or the husband can also have conception dreams instead of the mother ... people will "buy" dreams from friends, if they feel it is a good omen or a good conception dream ...

More definitions of "conception":

  • (noun): The event that occurred at the beginning of something.
    Synonyms: creation
  • (noun): An abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances.
    Synonyms: concept, construct

Famous quotes containing the word conception:

    Whenever I’m asked why Southern writers particularly have a penchant for writing about freaks, I say it is because we are still able to recognize one. To be able to recognize a freak, you have to have some conception of the whole man, and in the South the general conception of man is still, in the main, theological.
    Flannery O’Connor (1925–1964)

    Every man is in a state of conflict, owing to his attempt to reconcile himself and his relationship with life to his conception of harmony. This conflict makes his soul a battlefield, where the forces that wish this reconciliation fight those that do not and reject the alternative solutions they offer. Works of art are attempts to fight out this conflict in the imaginative world.
    Rebecca West (1892–1983)

    We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of Time. And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare: pleasure and work. Pleasure consumes us. Work strengthens us. Let us choose.
    Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867)