|a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|1.||something conceived; notion, idea, design, or plan|
|2.||the description under which someone considers something: her conception of freedom is wrong|
|3.||the fertilization of an ovum by a sperm in the Fallopian tube followed by implantation in the womb|
|4.||origin or beginning: from its conception the plan was a failure|
|5.||the act or power of forming notions; invention|
|[C13: from Latin conceptiō, from concipere to |
conception con·cep·tion (kən-sěp'shən)
The act of forming a general idea or notion.
The formation of a viable zygote by the union of a spermatozoon and an ovum; fertilization.