Inception

[ɪnsˈɛpʃən], [ɪnsˈɛpʃən], [ɪ_n_s_ˈɛ_p_ʃ_ə_n]

Definitions of inception:

  1.   Beginning.
  2.   Beginning; commencement; initiation.
  3.   A beginning.
  4.   Beginning; first stage; as, the movement was successful from its inception.
  5.   Reception; a taking in.
  6.   an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events

Antonyms for inception:

closure, omega, expiration, completion, ending, cessation, death, demise, finish, windup, termination, closing, end, stop, close, conclusion, finale, expiry.


Quotes for inception:

  1. Every dogma, every philosophic or theological creed, was at its inception a statement in terms of the intellect of a certain inner experience. – Felix Adler
  2. Since its very inception Israel has been a threat. – Bashar al-Assad
  3. Since its inception our Nation has stood on the foundations of compassion and justice. – Mike DeWine
  4. The idea that a war can be won by standing on the defensive and waiting for the enemy to attack is a dangerous fallacy, which owes its inception to the desire to evade the price of victory. – Douglas Haig
  5. We must be part of the general staff at the inception rather than the ambulance drivers at the bitter end. – Lane Kirkland
  6. From its inception South Vietnam was only considered to be an outpost in the war against communism. – Nguyen Cao Ky
  7. Tarantino's stuff in its inception was all about finding a way for him to break into Hollywood. – Ryan Phillippe
  8. Conservatism has had from its inception vigorously positive, intellectually rigorous agenda and thinking. That agenda should have in my three pillars: strengthen the economy, strengthen our security, and strengthen our families. – Mitt Romney
  9. Today it is becoming harder to speak out, with the inception of the Patriot Act, the president has legislated free speech to be a crime. – Frank Serpico

Usage examples for inception:

  1. The film industry has been nationalized since its inception – Area Handbook for Albania by Eugene K. Keefe Sarah Jane Elpern William Giloane James M. Moore, Jr. Stephen Peters Eston T. White
  2. Of course, we have no money and nothing answering to money, but the whole science of banking from its inception was preparing the way for the abolition of money. ” – Equality by Edward Bellamy
  3. At its inception she fled from it, from the sun, from the Sun- King, and flinging at him a passionate farewell, flung herself as passionately into a convent. ” – Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern by Edgar Saltus
  4. Death does but mark the accomplishment of one stage in a journey, with whose inception we had nothing to do. ” – A New Atmosphere by Gail Hamilton
  5. He was in favor of the Declaration of Independence from its first inception – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
  6. The revolution may be said to have had its inception when a small group of men opposed to the German influence at court assassinated the monk Gregory Rasputin, who had a great influence over the Czar. ” – Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights by Kelly Miller
  7. And she felt deep in her the inception of a tremendous feminine antagonism. ” – The Desert of Wheat by Zane Grey
  8. That, however is the inception and beginning of what afterward becomes, among our race, hair. ” – Cobb's Anatomy by Irvin S. Cobb
  9. It has been so treated from its inception – State of the Union Addresses of Calvin Coolidge by Calvin Coolidge
  10. They had been clear at their inception but now they were mixed up with desires for Lief, with a fear of him. ” – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  11. So every great undertaking of whatever nature had its inception its origin, in the realm of the immaterial- at least as we at present call it- before it was embodied and stood forth in material form. ” – The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit by Ralph Waldo Trine
  12. The reason for it had inception at least as far back as the commencement of his reign. ” – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  13. Dickens, in his later years, permitted more and more his story to take the cue from its inception – Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton
  14. The last record of a provincial performance for Worcester's company is at Barnstaple in 1585. The Court and provincial records of 1586 show that within about eight months of its inception the Lord Admiral's company worked in conjunction with Burbage's players- the Lord Chamberlain's men. ” – Shakespeare's Lost Years in London, 1586-1592 by Arthur Acheson
  15. “ To the honor of France it may be said that the initiative, the inception of the horrid deed which was preparing was not French. ” – A Short History of France by Mary Platt Parmele
  16. There is a very significant phrase in the Shortess petition, which indicates that the conspiracy to deprive Dr. McLoughlin of his land claim had its inception before that time. ” – Dr. John McLoughlin, the Father of Oregon by Frederick Van Voorhies Holman
  17. And for the first time since the inception of the brilliant idea Amy felt an emotion very much like regret! ” – Left Guard Gilbert by Ralph Henry Barbour
  18. The eye reveals dangerous changes in vital parts and organs from their inception thus enabling the patient to avert any threatening disease by natural living and natural methods of treatment. ” – Nature Cure by Henry Lindlahr
  19. “ I was thinking that the warfare between the two men had its inception much farther back in the past than anybody had ever imagined, and that it was no longer strange why Page had wrested the ruby from his rival. ” – The Paternoster Ruby by Charles Edmonds Walk

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