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Word of the Day 02/05/16 Inception

Inception (noun)
inception [in-sep-shuh n]


noun
1. beginning; start; commencement.
2. British.
a. the act of graduating or earning a university degree, usually a master's or doctor's degree, especially at Cambridge University.
b. the graduation ceremony; commencement.
3. (in science fiction) the act of instilling an idea into someone's mind by entering his or her dreams.

Can be confused
concept, conception.

Synonyms
1. origin, outset, source, root, conception.

Origin: 1375-1425; late Middle English incepcion < Latin inceptiōn- (stem of inceptiō), equivalent to incept (us) begun (see incept ) + -iōn- -ion

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