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conception

noun [C or U] (IDEA)    /kənˈsep.ʃən/
C2 an idea of what something or someone is like, or a basic understanding of a situation or a principle: People from different cultures have different conceptions of the world. She has a conception of people as being basically good. I thought the book's writing was dreadful, and its conception (= the ideas on which it was based) even worse. He has absolutely no conception of how a successful business should run.Ideas, concepts and theories
(Definition of conception noun (IDEA) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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