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inception

[ in-sep-shuhn ]
/ ɪnˈsɛp ʃən /
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noun
beginning; start; commencement.
British.
  1. the act of graduating or earning a university degree, usually a master's or doctor's degree, especially at Cambridge University.
  2. the graduation ceremony; commencement.
(in science fiction) the act of instilling an idea into someone's mind by entering his or her dreams.
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Origin of inception

1375–1425; late Middle English incepcion, from Latin inceptiōn- (stem of inceptiō ), equivalent to incept(us) “begun” (see incept) + -iōn- -ion

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH inception

conception, inception
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British Dictionary definitions for inception

inception
/ (ɪnˈsɛpʃən) /

noun
the beginning, as of a project or undertaking
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