a conception or opinion formed beforehand.

1615–25; pre- + conception

preconceptional, adjective Unabridged
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preconception (ˌpriːkənˈsɛpʃən)
1.  an idea or opinion formed beforehand
2.  a bias; prejudice

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Example sentences
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.
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