conception


conception
n.
1) (in gynaecology) the start of pregnancy, when a male germ cell (sperm) fertilizes a female germ cell (ovum) in the Fallopian tube.
2) (in psychology) an idea or mental impression.

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  • conception — [ kɔ̃sɛpsjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1190; lat. conceptio, de concipere → concevoir 1 ♦ Formation d un nouvel être dans l utérus maternel à la suite de la fusion d un spermatozoïde et d un ovule; moment où un être est conçu. ⇒ fécondation, génération,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Conception — Conception, or a concept, is an abstract idea or a mental symbol. Conception may also refer to: Conception, or fertilisation, the fusion of gametes to produce a new organism. Conception (album), an album by Miles Davis Conception (band), a… …   Wikipedia

  • conception — Conception. s. f. v. L action par laquelle la femme conçoit. Au temps de la conception de l enfant. depuis la conception jusques à l enfantement. quand la conception de l enfant se fait dans le ventre de la femme. la Feste de la Conception de la… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • conception — CONCEPTION. sub. f. L action par laquelle un enfant est conçu dans le ventre de sa mère. Ait temps de la conception de l enfant. Depuis la conception jusqu à l enfantement. La Fête de la Conception de la Sainte Vierge. f♛/b] Il se dit aussi Des… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Conception — Con*cep tion, n. [F. conception, L. conceptio, fr. concipere to conceive. See {Conceive}.] 1. The act of conceiving in the womb; the initiation of an embryonic animal life. [1913 Webster] I will greaty multiply thy sorrow and thy conception. Gen …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conception — early 14c., act of conceiving, from O.Fr. concepcion (Mod.Fr. conception) conception, grasp, comprehension, from L. conceptionem (nom. conceptio) a comprehending, conception, noun of action from stem of concipere (see CONCEIVE (Cf. conceive)).… …   Etymology dictionary

  • conception — Conception, Conceptio, Conceptus huius conceptus. Engendrement ou conception, Genitura. La conception de nostre entendement, Sensus …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • conception — [kən sep′shən] n. [ME concepcioun < OFr conception < L conceptio, a comprehending, conception < conceptus: see CONCEIVE] 1. a conceiving or being conceived 2. that which is conceived; specif., an embryo or fetus 3. the beginning of some… …   English World dictionary

  • Conception — fue una banda de metal técnico/progresivo de Raufoss, Noruega. Contenido 1 Historia 2 Miembros del grupo 3 Miembros pasados 4 Discografía …   Wikipedia Español

  • conception — I (beginning) noun concept, design, idea, ingenuity, invention, notion, original plan, origination, plan, thought II (insemination) noun beginning of life, fecundation, fecundity, fertilization, impregnation, inception of pregnancy, pregnancy,… …   Law dictionary

  • conception — [n1] understanding; idea apperception, appreciation, apprehension, clue, cogitating, cognition, communing, comprehension, conceit, concentrating, concept, consideration, considering, deliberating, design, dreaming, envisaging, explanation,… …   New thesaurus


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