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tr.v. pre·con·ceived, pre·con·ceiv·ing, pre·con·ceives
To form (an opinion, for example) before possessing full or adequate knowledge or experience.
(tr) to form an idea of beforehand; conceive of ahead in time
v.t. -ceived, -ceiv•ing.
to form (as an opinion) beforehand, esp. from previously held prejudice.
Past participle: preconceived