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inception

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of inception

  1. the point at which something begins this seemed like a good program at its inception, but it isn't working out as planned Synonyms of inception alpha, baseline, birth, commencement, dawn, day one, genesis, get-go (also git-go), beginning, incipience, incipiency, kickoff, launch, morning, nascence, nascency, onset, outset, start, thresholdWords Related to inception drawing board, first base, ground zero, square one; creation, founding, inauguration, initiation, institution, origination; cradle, fountain, fountainhead, germ, origin, root, seedbed, source, spring, well, wellspring; dawning, opening; advent, appearance, arrival, debut (also début), emergence; childhood, infancy, youthNear Antonyms of inception cessation, closing, closure, completion, finale, finish, period, stop, termination, windupAntonyms of inception close, conclusion, end, ending, omega

Synonym Discussion of inception

origin, source, inception, root mean the point at which something begins its course or existence. origin applies to the things or persons from which something is ultimately derived and often to the causes operating before the thing itself comes into being.
    • an investigation into the origin of baseball
source applies more often to the point where something springs into being.
    • the source of the Nile
    • the source of recurrent trouble
inception stresses the beginning of something without implying causes.
    • the business has been a success since its inception
root suggests a first, ultimate, or fundamental source often not easily discerned.
    • the real root of the violence


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