preconception

[ pree-kuh n-sep-shuh n ]
/ ˌpri kənˈsɛp ʃən /

noun

a conception or opinion formed beforehand.

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Origin of preconception

First recorded in 1615–25; pre- + conception

OTHER WORDS FROM preconception

pre·con·cep·tion·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for preconception

preconception
/ (ˌpriːkənˈsɛpʃən) /

noun

an idea or opinion formed beforehand
a bias; prejudice
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