Meaning of CONCEPTION in English
/ kənˈsepʃn; NAmE / noun
[ U ] the process of forming an idea or a plan :
The plan was brilliant in its conception but failed because of lack of money.
[ C , U ] conception (of sth) | conception (that ... ) an understanding or a belief of what sth is or what sth should be :
Marx's conception of social justice
He has no conception of how difficult life is if you're unemployed.
[ U , C ] the process of an egg being fertilized inside a woman's body so that she becomes pregnant :
the moment of conception
—see also conceive
Middle English : via Old French from Latin conceptio(n-) , from the verb concipere , from com- together + capere take.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005