- The definition of inception is the beginning.
An example of inception is January 1st being the beginning of a new year.
Origin of inceptionClassical Latin inceptio ; from inceptus, past participle of incipere: see incipient
Origin of inceptionMiddle English incepcion, from Latin inceptiō, inceptiōn-, from inceptus, past participle of incipere, to begin, take up : in-, in; see in–2 + capere, to take; see kap- in Indo-European roots.
From Latin inception-, stem of inceptiō, from inceptus, Perfect passive participle of incipiō (“I begin”).