(Of an idea or opinion) formed before having the evidence for its truth or usefulness: the same set of facts can be tailored to fit any preconceived belief
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- It is the evidence that determines all this, not any preconceived opinion or ideological view.
- Obviously Gary had never read a romance book in his life, but his preconceived ideas did provide entertainment for the rest of us.
- It's been my experience that life is so constructed that the event cannot and will not live up to preconceived idea I have about it.
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