Origin of conception
Synonyms for conception
Related Words for conceptiveunsubstantiated, dangerous, unproved, hypothetical, analytical, experimental, risky, unproven, abstract, assumed, dicey, hairy, hazardous, ideal, iffy, intellectual, logical, philosophical, uncertain, notional
Examples from the Web for conceptive
Historical Examples of conceptive
They speak to the perceptive faculties only: truth to the conceptive.Modern Painters Volume I (of V)
Intermediary sensation, demanded by conceptive thoughts, iv.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 4
It is perceptive because sentient, it is conceptive because perceptive.Thoughts on Life and Religion
Friedrich Max Mller
The idea is everything to them, by virtue of their conceptive faculty.
I have spoken of only the early stage of the activity of the conceptive faculties.
Word Origin for conception
1630s, from Latin conceptivus, from conceptus, past participle of concipere (see conceive).
early 14c., "act of conceiving," from Old French concepcion (Modern French conception) "conception, grasp, comprehension," from Latin conceptionem (nominative conceptio) "a comprehending, conception," noun of action from stem of concipere (see conceive). Originally in the womb sense (also with reference to Conception Day in the Church calendar); mental sense "process of forming concepts" is late 14c. Meaning "that which is conceived in the mind" is from 1520s; "general notion" is from 1785.