re·​con·​cep·​tion (ˌ)rē-kən-ˈsep-shən How to pronounce reconception (audio)
plural reconceptions
: the action of reconceiving something or the state of being reconceived
In January, Lina M. Khan, a fellow at Open Markets, published an article in The Yale Law Journal arguing for a complete reconception of antitrust laws to deal with the rise of Amazon.Farhad Manjoo
: something that has been reconceived
It also manages to be the best reconception of "Star Trek" in a year that also gave us "The Orville" and the actual prequel, "Star Trek: Discovery."James Poniewozik

Examples of reconception in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ostensibly, this is the story of a writer’s development, but, like so many of Irving’s novels, its real impulse is a reconception of family. Ron Charles, Washington Post, 12 Oct. 2022 First is reform, reconception and renovation: to chip away at the existing culture in order to rebuild a new one slowly. Sid Mohasseb, Forbes, 8 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1656, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of reconception was in 1656

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Cite this Entry

“Reconception.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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