beginning; start; commencement.
the act of graduating or earning a university degree, usually a master's or doctor's degree, especially at Cambridge University.
the graduation ceremony; commencement.
(in science fiction) the act of instilling an idea into someone's mind by entering their dreams.
- conception, inception
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How to use inception in a sentence
Crooked told Digiday in late 2019 that it had accumulated almost 900 million downloads since its inception.Even with expansion into other categories, Crooked plans to keep things political | Max Willens | February 12, 2021 | Digiday
Casa Frida since its inception has welcomed 74 people who are mainly between 18 and 35-years-old.Casa Frida becomes second home for Mexico City’s LGBTQ community | Yariel Valdés González | January 22, 2021 | Washington Blade
From its inception with Andrew Jackson in the 1820s, the Democratic Party had championed small government and local control.Mitch McConnell has repeated Stephen A. Douglas’s biggest mistake | Lauren Haumesser | January 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Since its inception, Gab has welcomed deplatformed social media users, generally attracting those on the far right.Gab, the social network that has welcomed Qanon and extremist figures, explained | Travis Andrews | January 11, 2021 | Washington Post
This development isn’t entirely unexpected, given that most of Haven’s top talent, including its CEO—doctor and high-profile healthcare researcher Atul Gawande, who led the initiative from its inception—had stepped down in the last several months.Why Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, and Jamie Dimon gave up on their venture to disrupt US healthcare | Annalisa Merelli | January 6, 2021 | Quartz
And yet our country has redefined citizenship in some extraordinary ways since its inception.The Progressive Case Against Birthright Citizenship | Keli Goff | December 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And he has been involved in the Mind and Life Institute, the sponsor of the ISCS conference, from its inception.
Since its inception, Hamas has had close ties with Iran, but relations soured when civil war broke out in Syria.A Who’s Who of Iran’s Favorite Palestinian Terrorists | IranWire | August 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
With the incredible surge in popularity of online dating since its inception, countless niche communities have popped up.
As Gordon explained: “MPAC has had a significant impact on the development of this project from its inception.”For Muslims, Howard Gordon’s ‘Tyrant’ Is a Step in the Right Direction | Dean Obeidallah | June 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As Scattergood well knew, the feud had its inception in religion as religion is practiced in that community.Scattergood Baines | Clarence Budington Kelland
In its inception it was a mere attempt to write pleasing, popular verse of a better kind in the dialect of the fireside.Frdric Mistral | Charles Alfred Downer
The Commissariat alone was badly managed from its very inception.Four Years in Rebel Capitals | T. C. DeLeon
Between them they seem to have formed the inception of what became the famous Taeping rebellion.The Life of Gordon, Volume I | Demetrius Charles Boulger
There are primarily three additional features that characterize political society, especially at its inception.Elements of Folk Psychology | Wilhelm Wundt
British Dictionary definitions for inception
the beginning, as of a project or undertaking
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