conception conception  /kən ˈsɛp ʃən/


  1. (n) an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
  2. (n) the act of becoming pregnant; fertilization of an ovum by a spermatozoon
  3. (n) the event that occurred at the beginning of something
  4. (n) the creation of something in the mind


  1. The Democratic vice-presidential nominee enunciates his view that life begins at conception.
  2. Most occur in the first two weeks after conception, and in many cases the mother is not aware of the pregnancy.
  3. The Seattle minister Mark Driscoll is out to transform American evangelicalism with his macho conception of Christ and neo-Calvinist belief in the total depravity of man.


  1. Family mourns Highland Park man killed in Highwood

    Relatives of Colin Nutter, the 20-year-old killed last week on the North Shore, were still reeling with grief this morning as they embraced friends and family at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Highland Park for an hour-long visitation before a funeral mass.        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. Mound battle -Immaculate Conception beat Eastern Christian, 1-0, in high school softball action on May 31

    Immaculate Conception of Lodi beat Eastern Christian High School, 1-0, in state high school playoff action on May 31. (Above) Immaculate Conception’s Sarah Piening throws a pitch.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Montclair Times

  3. Immaculate Conception, Holy Saviour each file appeal to mergers

    LOWER CHICHESTER — Holy Saviour and Immaculate Conception of Lourdes parishioners are not taking the closing of their parishes lightly, and both congregations have filed appeals with the archdiocese of Philadelphia.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Delaware County Daily Times


  1. The Vatican released remarks made by the pope to Pelosi at a closed-door meeting Wednesday, saying Benedict spoke of the church's teaching "on the dignity of human life from conception to natural death."
    on Feb 18, 2009 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "If it hasn't been for Selma, I wouldn't be here," Obama said. "This is the site of my conception. I am the fruits of your labor. I am the offspring of the movement. When people ask me if I've been to Selma before, I tell them I'm coming...
    on Mar 4, 2007 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News

  3. "All of those parts were very, very different to one's conception of Bond ...... I thought he was absolutely marvelous," Moore said of Craig's acting in "Casino Royale."
    on Nov 27, 2008 By: Roger Moore Source: Washington Post

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