inception inception  /ɪn ˈsɛp ʃən/


  • (n) an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events



  1. The agency's mission has evolved dramatically since its inception under the Treasury Dept.
  2. The agency's mission has evolved dramatically since its inception under the Treasury Dept.
  3. From its inception, Malaysia has been haunted by racial divisions.


  1. Socialized medicine works in many places, just not in U.K.

    I wish to comment on the article by Cal Thomas in today’s Citizen. Firstly, I agree that Obamacare will likely be a disaster, also that the British NHS has drastically deteriorated. But ‘twas not always thus! I am 83 and am familiar with the NHS since its inception. For many years it was a wonderful service, absolutely first-class: hospitals, doctors and medicines free (all the GP’s even made ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Fayette Citizen

  2. Permit for OTL questioned

    Over-the-line has been described as a cross between an athletic event and Mardi Gras. Since its inception, it has not only sold beer at the event, but it has allowed people to bring beer to the event, and that is what is being challenged.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: KGTV San Diego

  3. Inception Mining Announces United States Forest Service Permit Approval

    SALT LAKE CITY, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Inception Mining Inc. (OTC BB: IMII) (the "Company"), today announced the receipt of a temporary Road Use Permit for the UP and Burlington patented ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

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  1. "This is the first time the Arab League is coming to Israel," Regev said. "From its inception the Arab League has been hostile to Israel. It will be the first time we'll be flying the Arab League flag."
    on Jul 8, 2007 By: Mark Regev Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "There's a lot riding on 'Inception,'" said Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who co-stars as DiCaprio's right-hand man in an operation to sneak into people's dreams and steal their secrets. "This is going to really send a very strong signal to the...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Source: The Canadian Press

  3. Such is the illogic of war, which leaves Israeli historians like Tom Segev scratching their heads at a flawed assumption which Segev argues "has accompanied the Zionist movement since its inception" - a belief that military strikes against the...
    on Jan 2, 2009 By: Tom Segev Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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