The establishment or starting point of an institution or activity: she has been on the board since its inception two years ago
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- Muslim influx and influence in India started almost at the inception of the religion.
- Sometimes the comparison will reveal a loss from the inception of the loan transaction.
- Twenty two others have tried going back to the inception of the tournament a decade ago and all have failed.
establishment, institution, foundation, founding, formation, initiation, setting up, origination, constitution, inauguration, opening;
beginning, start, starting point, outset;
birth, dawn, genesis, origin, rise;
debut, day one
Late Middle English: from Latin inceptio(n-), from incipere 'begin'.
Words that rhyme with inceptionconception, contraception, deception, exception, interception, misconception, perception, reception
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