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Noun conception has 4 senses
- concept, conception, construct - an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
--1 is a kind of idea, thought
--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|
- 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
- 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
- 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