[ pree-kuhn-seevd ]
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  1. (of an idea, opinion, etc.) formed beforehand, as before seeing evidence or as a result of a previously held prejudice: By challenging preconceived ideas about how things should be done, an outsider to the business can often identify helpful new strategies.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of preconceive.

Origin of preconceived

First recorded in 1575–85; preconceive + -ed2 for the adjective; preconceive + -ed1 for the verb

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