Definition of “conception” - English Dictionary

(Definition of “conception” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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conceptionnoun

us /kənˈsep·ʃən/

conception noun (IDEA)

[ C/U ] an idea or a particular way you understand or think about something, or a basic understanding of a situation or principle:

[ U ] Most children have no conception of time.

conception noun (BABY)

[ U ] the process in which a baby starts to form in the uterus from the coming together of a sperm and an egg

(Definition of “conception” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)