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