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in·cep·tion

 (ĭn-sĕp′shən)
n.
The beginning of something, such as an undertaking; a commencement. See Synonyms at origin.

[Middle English incepcion, from Latin inceptiō, inceptiōn-, from inceptus, past participle of incipere, to begin, take up : in-, in; see in-2 + capere, to take; see kap- in Indo-European roots.]

inception

(ɪnˈsɛpʃən)
n
the beginning, as of a project or undertaking

in•cep•tion

(ɪnˈsɛp ʃən)

n.
beginning; commencement.
[1375–1425; late Middle English incepcion < Latin inceptiō <incep-, variant s. of incipere to take in hand, begin (in- in-2 + -cipere, comb. form of capere to take)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inception - an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events
beginning - the event consisting of the start of something; "the beginning of the war"
germination - the origin of some development; "the germination of their discontent"
cause - events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something; "they are trying to determine the cause of the crash"
prelude, overture, preliminary - something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows; "training is a necessary preliminary to employment"; "drinks were the overture to dinner"
procession, emanation, rise - (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost; "the emanation of the Holy Spirit"; "the rising of the Holy Ghost"; "the doctrine of the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father and the Son"

inception

noun beginning, start, rise, birth, origin, dawn, outset, initiation, inauguration, commencement, kickoff (informal) Since its inception, the company has produced 53 different designs.
ending, end, finish, conclusion, completion, termination

inception

noun
1. The act or process of bringing or being brought into existence:
Informal: kickoff.
2. The initial stage of a developmental process:
Translations

inception

[ɪnˈsepʃən] Ncomienzo m, principio m
from its inceptiondesde el comienzo, desde el principio, desde los comienzos

inception

[ɪnˈsɛpʃən] n [organization] → création f
at the inception of sth → aux débuts de qch
since its inception → depuis sa création

inception

nBeginn m, → Anfang m; from its inceptionvon Anbeginn an; at its inceptionzu Anbeginn

inception

[ɪnˈsɛpʃn] n (frm) → inizio, principio
References in classic literature ?
To fill up Liberia with an ignorant, inexperienced, half-barbarized race, just escaped from the chains of slavery, would be only to prolong, for ages, the period of struggle and conflict which attends the inception of new enterprises.
The antiquity of the port appeals to the imagination by the long chain of adventurous enterprises that had their inception in the town and floated out into the world on the waters of the river.
in four days, and will reach its maximum intensity twenty-seven hours after inception.
Of these the latter may have afforded a finer field for an acute and original observer, but the other was so strange in its inception and so dramatic in its details that it may be the more worthy of being placed upon record, even if it gave my friend fewer openings for those deductive methods of reasoning by which he achieved such remarkable results.
For this gathering, the Zoological Hall which had been the scene of the inception of our task was found to be far too small, and it was only in the Queen's Hall in Regent Street that accommodation could be found.
Exactly what the parties have already done they shall do again; but that which we inferred from their nature and inception, they will not do.
The inception of this noble enterprise was his, and he deserves high credit for it.
For its inception was yours, and in your more ambitious days you thought to write the tale of the little white bird yourself.
If, at the inception of the race, only Goro and the stars had looked down upon the contestants, such was not the case at its finish, since from an embrasure near the summit of the wall two close-set black eyes peered down upon the two.
For a few moments they spoke of the opera, of the topics that were then occupying the attention of Paris, of the pleasure of renewing their brief acquaintance which had had its inception under such odd circumstances, and this brought them to the subject that was uppermost in the minds of both.
Under laws which in their inception are beyond and above us, it became peopled.
Already almost at the inception of life they were being greeted by thousands of voracious mouths as fish and reptiles of many kinds fought to devour them, the while other and larger creatures pursued the devourers, to be, in turn, preyed upon by some other of the countless forms that inhabit the deeps of Caprona's frightful sea.