Inception definition

ĭn-sĕpshən
The beginning of something; start; commencement.
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The creation or beginning of something; the establishment.

From its inception the agency has been helping people obtain and properly install car seats for children.

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The definition of inception is the beginning.

An example of inception is January 1st being the beginning of a new year.

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The beginning of something, such as an undertaking; a commencement.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
inception
Plural:
inceptions

Origin of inception

  • Middle English incepcion from Latin inceptiō inceptiōn- from inceptus past participle of incipere to begin, take up in- in in–2 capere to take kap- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin inception-, stem of inceptiō, from inceptus, Perfect passive participle of incipiō (“I begin”).

    From Wiktionary