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preconception Line breaks: pre|con¦cep¦tion
Pronunciation: /priːkənˈsɛpʃ(ə)n/

Definition of preconception in English:


A preconceived idea or prejudice.
Example sentences
  • Full and free discussion even of ideas we hate encourages the testing of our own prejudices and preconceptions.
  • Again, however, there are subtleties and many preconceptions and prejudices.
  • The best thing about the spelling bee was that all my preconceptions - mostly clichés - came true.
preconceived idea/notion, presupposition, assumption, presumption, prejudgement, expectation, prepossession;
prejudice, bias;
French parti pris
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