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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
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Although the tendency has been neither unidirectional nor smooth, this is indicative of the way in which reproductive medicine has pushed the point of intervention further and further back in the conceptive process.
By validating design decisions with real effects, engineers are provided with the impetus to proactively improve design at conceptive stages rather than after latter validation.
Geometry is one of the conceptive ways of generalisation and abstraction.
Marx asserts that the perpetuation of ideology requires the distinct but complementary roles of the "thinkers [or] active, conceptive ideologists" and the more task-oriented bourgeoisie who "have less time to make up illusions and ideas about themselves," and whose "passive and receptive" relationship to a reigning ideology helps to sustain it (173).