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Noun conception has 4 senses
  1. concept, conception, construct - an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
    --1 is a kind of idea, thought
    Antonyms: misconception
    --1 has particulars:
     conceptualization, conceptualisation, conceptuality; notion; category; rule, regulation; property, attribute, dimension; abstraction, abstract; quantity; part, section, division; whole; law, natural law; law, law of nature; lexicalized concept; hypothesis, possibility, theory; fact; rule, linguistic rule
  2. conception - the act of becoming pregnant; fertilization of an ovum by a spermatozoon
    --2 is a kind of
    sexual activity, sexual practice, sex, sex activity
    Derived form: verb conceive3
  3. creation, conception - the event that occurred at the beginning of something; "from its creation the plan was doomed to failure"
    --3 is a kind of beginning
    --3 has particulars: fertilization, fertilisation, fecundation, impregnation
  4. invention, innovation, excogitation, conception, design - the creation of something in the mind
    --4 is a kind of creativity, creativeness, creative thinking
    --4 has particulars: concoction; contrivance
    Derived form: verb conceive1
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