inception








noun

  1. beginning; start; commencement.
  2. 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.
  3. (in science fiction) the act of instilling an idea into someone’s mind by entering his or her dreams.

noun

  1. the beginning, as of a project or undertaking
n.

early 15c., “beginning, starting,” from Middle French incepcion and directly from Latin inceptionem (nominative inceptio) “a beginning, undertaking,” noun of action from past participle stem of incipere “begin, take in hand,” from in- “in, on” (see in- (2)) + cipere comb. form of capere “take, seize” (see capable).

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