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Meaning of PRECONCEPTION

Pronunciation:  `preekun'sepshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence; "he did not even try to confirm his preconceptions"
  2. [n]  a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
 

PRECONCEPTION is a 13 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: bias, parti pris, preconceived idea, preconceived notion, preconceived opinion, prejudice, prepossession
 
 See Also: experimenter bias, homophobia, irrational hostility, opinion, partiality, partisanship, persuasion, racism, sentiment, taboo, tabu, tendentiousness, thought, view

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pre`con*cep"tion\, n.
The act of preconceiving; conception or opinion previously
formed.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: assumption, bent, bias, delusion, favoritism, forejudgment, idee fixe, illusion, inclination, jaundice, jaundiced eye, leaning, one-sidedness, parti pris, partialism, partiality, partisanship, preapprehension, preconclusion, preconsideration, predecision, predetermination, predilection, predisposition, prejudgment, prejudication, prejudice, premature judgment, prenotion, prepossession, presumption, presupposal, presupposition, presurmise, twist, undetachment, undispassionateness
 

 

 

 

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