preconception


pre·con·cep·tion

noun \-kən-ˈsep-shən\

: an idea or opinion that someone has before learning about or experiencing something directly

Full Definition of PRECONCEPTION

1
:  a preconceived idea
2
:  prejudice

Examples of PRECONCEPTION

  1. I came to the lecture without any preconceptions.
  2. <tried to go into the training sessions without any preconceptions>

First Known Use of PRECONCEPTION

1625

pre·con·cep·tion

adjective \-kən-ˈsep-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PRECONCEPTION

: occurring prior to conception <preconception genetic counseling>

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