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Meaning of INCEPTION

Pronunciation:  in'sepshun

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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
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