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A notion, idea, or plan
“So that's where a theory or a conception of the imaginary and of the imagination which has traditionally been in the care of our artists, our writers, and so forth comes in.”
The forming or devising of a plan or idea
“Sensory analysis often provides the tools necessary to guide the product development process from conception through completion.”
The action of conceiving a child or of one being conceived
“Their names did not appear on the birth certificate because conception had taken place after they died.”
A plan or intention
“Some of the excitement over my lab's conception of automatically designed robots was the idea that we made a transition from the virtual world back to the real.”
The way in which something is perceived or regarded
“The Queen Anne's Act was a brilliant and amazingly durable piece of lawmaking, requiring a sophisticated conception of what constitutes creative work or product of the mind.”
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