Meaning of CONCEPTION in English

CONCEPTION

con ‧ cep ‧ tion AC /kənˈsepʃ ə n/ BrE AmE noun

[ Word Family: verb : ↑ conceive ; noun : ↑ conception ; adjective : ↑ conceivable ≠ ↑ inconceivable ]

[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: Latin conceptio , from concipere ; ⇨ ↑ conceive ]

1 . [uncountable and countable] an idea about what something is like, or a general understanding of something ⇨ concept

conception of

the conception of parliamentary democracy

changing conceptions of the world

have (no) conception of something

They have no conception of what women really feel and want.

2 . [uncountable] a process in which someone forms a plan or idea ⇨ conceive :

the original conception of the book

3 . [uncountable and countable] the process by which a woman or female animal becomes ↑ pregnant , or the time when this happens ⇨ conceive :

the moment of conception

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.