HyperDic: conception

English > 4 senses of the word conception:
NOUNcognitionconception, concept, constructan abstract or general idea inferred / inferred / inferred / inferred or derived from specific instances
actconceptionthe act of becoming pregnant
eventconception, creationthe event that occurred at the beginning of something
cognitionconception, invention, innovation, excogitation, designthe creation of something in the mind
conception > pronunciation
Soundskahnseh'pshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > conception: 4 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningAn abstract or general idea inferred / inferred / inferred / inferred or derived from specific instances.
Synonymsconcept, construct
Narrowerabstraction, abstractA concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
categoryA general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme
conceptualization, conceptualisation, conceptualityAn elaborated concept
factA concept whose truth can be proved
hypothesis, possibility, theoryA tentative insight into the natural world
law, natural lawA rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society
law, law of natureA generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature
lexicalized conceptA concept that is expressed by a word (in some particular language)
notionA general inclusive concept
part, section, divisionOne of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole
property, attribute, dimensionA construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished
quantityThe concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable
rule, regulationA principle or condition that customarily governs behavior
rule, linguistic rule(linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice
wholeAll of something including all its component elements or parts
Broaderidea, thoughtThe content of cognition
OppositemisconceptionAn incorrect conception
Spanishconcepción, concepto, construcción, construir, idea
Catalanconcepció, concepte
Adjectivesconceptionalbeing of the nature of a notion or concept
English > conception: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of becoming pregnant; fertilization of an ovum by a spermatozoon.
Broadersexual activity, sexual practice, sex, sex activityActivities associated with sexual intercourse
Spanishconcepción
Catalanconcepció
Verbsconceivebecome pregnant
English > conception: 4 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningThe event that occurred at the beginning of something.
Synonymcreation
Narrowerfertilization, fertilisation, fecundation, impregnationcreation by the physical union of male and female gametes
BroaderbeginningThe event consisting of the start of something
Spanishconcepción, creación
Catalanconcepció
English > conception: 4 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningThe creation of something in the mind.
Synonymsinvention, innovation, excogitation, design
NarrowerconcoctionThe invention of a scheme or story / story / story to suit some purpose
contrivanceThe faculty of contriving
Broadercreativity, creativeness, creative thinkingThe ability to create
Spanishconcepción, diseño, innovación, invención, invento
Catalanconcepció, invenció
Verbsconceivehave the idea for

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