Meaning of CONCEPTION in English

CONCEPTION

/ kənˈsepʃn; NAmE / noun

1.

[ U ] the process of forming an idea or a plan :

The plan was brilliant in its conception but failed because of lack of money.

2.

[ 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.

3.

[ 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

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WORD ORIGIN

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.