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[kawn-sep-syawn; English kuh n-sep-see-ohn, -sep-shuh n] /ˌkɔn sɛpˈsyɔn; English kənˌsɛp siˈoʊn, -ˈsɛp ʃən/
a city in central Chile, near the mouth of the Bío-Bío River.
a city in central Paraguay, on the Paraguay River. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He thought the country and particularly its Press, was somewhat like concepcion as a complex.

    The Pretty Lady Arnold E. Bennett
  • He found the town bubbling over with joy because of the victory at concepcion.

    For the Liberty of Texas Edward Stratemeyer
  • The following day he came near the concepcion, and the captain informed him that he had on board the governor of California44.

    The March of Portol Zoeth S. Eldredge and E. J. Molera
  • It was resolved therefore to burn the most dilapidated one—the concepcion.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman
  • concepcion, the ancient city of brave men, had become a village of women and children.

  • The city of concepcion, nine miles distant, was also greatly injured.

    Round Cape Horn Joseph Lamson
  • White obtained examples of this species at concepcion and Catamarca.

  • Add Salvador, Trinidad and concepcion, and their repertoire is almost exhausted.

    The American Language Henry L. Mencken
  • Julio is a Spaniard of the Spaniards, the slave of concepcion.

    Rita Laura E. Richards
  • In the year 38, the ‘concepcion’ was wrecked in the Ladrones.

British Dictionary definitions for concepcion


/Spanish konθepˈθjon/
an industrial city in S central Chile. Pop: 378 000 (2005 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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