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inceptionnoun [U]

us   /ɪnˈsep·ʃən/
the beginning of an organization or official activity: Since its inception in 1968, the company has been at the forefront of computer development.
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inceptionnoun [C, usually singular, or U]

uk   /ɪnˈsepʃən/ us  
the beginning of an organization, official activity, system, or agreement: Since its inception in 1968, the company has been at the forefront of computer development. the inception of an era/a periodthe inception of a project/programme/scheme At the inception of the program, all parties will defer their complaints to the governing body.
(Definition of inception from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “inception”
in Chinese (Simplified) 成立, 创立…
in Turkish başlama, başlangıç…
in Russian начало, основание…
in Chinese (Traditional) 成立, 創立…
in Polish początek, powstanie…
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