inception Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events
    origin; origination.


In*cep"tion noun
L. inceptio, fr. incipere to begin; pref. in- in + capere to take. See Capable.
  1. Beginning; commencement; initiation. Bacon.
    Marked with vivacity of inception, apathy of progress, and prematureness of decay. Rawle.
  2. Reception; a taking in. R. Poe.

Webster 1913