inception

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Inception sounds like conception, but their meanings are distinct. Conception usually refers to the moment of becoming pregnant. Inception refers more to the beginning, to entering upon an undertaking. Inception implies the start of a specific thing like a campaign or a company. Subsequent events take place after the inception. At the moment of conception, most women are at the inception of motherhood.

Definitions of inception
  1. noun
    an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events
    synonyms: origin, origination
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    germination
    the origin of some development
    cause
    events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
    overture, preliminary, prelude, prologue
    something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows
    emanation, procession, rise
    (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost
    antecedent
    a preceding occurrence or cause or event
    aetiology, etiology
    the cause of a disease
    factor
    anything that contributes causally to a result
    producer
    something that produces
    mutagenesis
    an event capable of causing a mutation
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    beginning
    the event consisting of the start of something
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