preconception

noun pre·con·cep·tion \ ˌprē-kən-ˈsep-shən \
|Updated on: 9 Aug 2018

Definition of preconception

1 : a preconceived idea
2 : prejudice

Examples of preconception in a Sentence

  1. I came to the lecture without any preconceptions.

  2. tried to go into the training sessions without any preconceptions

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First Known Use of preconception

1625

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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PRECONCEPTION Defined for English Language Learners

preconception

Definition of preconception for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

preconception

adjective pre·con·cep·tion \ -kən-ˈsep-shən \

medical Definition of preconception

: occurring prior to conception
  • preconception genetic counseling


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