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inception Line breaks: in¦cep|tion
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈsɛpʃ(ə)n/

Definition of inception in English:


[in singular]
The establishment or starting point of an institution or activity: she has been on the board since its inception two years ago
More example sentences
  • 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.


Late Middle English: from Latin inceptio(n-), from incipere 'begin'.

Words that rhyme with inception

conception, contraception, deception, exception, interception, misconception, perception, reception
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