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preconception

[pree-kuh n-sep-shuh n] /ˌpri kənˈsɛp ʃən/
noun
1.
a conception or opinion formed beforehand.
2.
bias.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; pre- + conception
Related forms
preconceptional, adjective
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  • Dell has somewhat scrambled the netbook preconception of a purse-sized computer, but this larger computer is a welcome addition.
  • Researchers often look for things they are expecting, thus inadvertently falling into the traps of misconceived preconception.
  • The clinical content of preconception care: immunizations as part of preconception care.
British Dictionary definitions for preconception

preconception

/ˌpriːkənˈsɛpʃən/
noun
1.
an idea or opinion formed beforehand
2.
a bias; prejudice
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Word Origin and History for preconception
n.

1620s, from pre- + conception. Related: Preconceptions.

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