conception

(redirected from conceptive)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

conception

(Beginning), noun concept, design, idea, ingenuity, invention, notion, original plan, origination, plan, thought

conception

(Insemination), noun beginning of life, fecundation, fecundity, fertilization, impregnation, inceppion of pregnancy, pregnancy, superimpregnation
See also: apprehension, arrangement, cognition, comprehension, concept, conviction, design, idea, impression, notion, perception, perspective, persuasion, plan, presumption, side, supposition, understanding, vision
References in periodicals archive ?
Thus, women's reproductive success may have been enhanced by an early 30s peak in sexual desire because it would have both maximized conceptive sexual intercourse and developmentally predated the steep decline in fertile ovulatory Cycles.
111) In reflecting on their own practice, doctors and lawyers simultaneously function as conceptive ideologists, articulating the interests of the dominant classes and generalizing them as the interests of society as a whole.
3) In order to preserve the classical mechanics of Newton in the face of the Humean attack upon the universality and objective necessity of scientific judgment, Kant believed that he had to locate the attributes that constitute an object as a scientific object within the very cognitive forms of intuitive and conceptive cognition.