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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.]
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inception

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

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

inception

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

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

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

[ɪnˈsɛpʃn] n (frm) → inizio, principio
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References in classic literature ?
Its inception and inauguration were above reproach.
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. It is there I will show you the Truth."
In its inception, now that I look back upon it, this need for alcohol was a mental need, a nerve need, a good- spirits need.