What is conception?

  • (noun): An abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances.
    Synonyms: concept, construct
    See also — Additional definitions below

Conception

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

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Conception Dreams - In Korea
... In Korea conception dreams are known as 태몽(taemong) ... herself, but close family members such as her mother or the husband can also have conception dreams instead of the mother ... will "buy" dreams from friends, if they feel it is a good omen or a good conception dream ...
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 ... 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, 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 ...

More definitions of "conception":

  • (noun): The event that occurred at the beginning of something.
    Synonyms: creation
  • (noun): The act of becoming pregnant; fertilization of an ovum by a spermatozoon.

Famous quotes containing the word conception:

    The real, then, is that which, sooner or later, information and reasoning would finally result in, and which is therefore independent of the vagaries of me and you. Thus, the very origin of the conception of reality shows that this conception essentially involves the notion of a COMMUNITY, without definite limits, and capable of a definite increase of knowledge.
    Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914)

    Into all that becomes something inward for men, an image or conception as such, into all that he makes his own, language has penetrated ... logic must certainly be said to be the supernatural element which permeates every relationship of man to nature, his sensation, intuition, desire, need, instinct, and simply by so doing transforms it into something human, even though only formally human, into ideas and purposes.
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831)

    The philosopher’s conception of things will, above all, be truer than other men’s, and his philosophy will subordinate all the circumstances of life. To live like a philosopher is to live, not foolishly, like other men, but wisely and according to universal laws.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)