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Meaning of INCEPTION

Pronunciation:  in'sepshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events
 

INCEPTION is a 9 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: origin, origination
 
 See Also: beginning, cause, germination, overture, preliminary, prelude

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*cep"tion\, n. [L. inceptio, fr. incipere to begin;
pref. in- in + capere to take. See {Capable}.]
1. Beginning; commencement; initiation. --Bacon.

         Marked with vivacity of inception, apathy of
         progress, and prematureness of decay. --Rawle.

2. Reception; a taking in. [R.] --Poe.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: babyhood, beginning, beginnings, birth, childhood, commencement, conception, constitution, cradle, derivation, effectuation, establishment, formation, foundation, fountain, freshman year, genesis, grass roots, head, inauguration, inchoation, incipience, incipiency, incunabula, infancy, installation, institution, materialization, nascence, nascency, nativity, organization, origin, original, origination, parturition, pregnancy, provenance, provenience, radical, radix, realization, rise, root, setting-up, source, stem, stock, taproot, well, wellspring, whence, youth
 

 

 

 

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