• WordNet 3.6
    • n inception an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Inception Beginning; commencement; initiation. "Marked with vivacity of inception , apathy of progress, and prematureness of decay."
    • Inception Reception; a taking in.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n inception A taking in, as by swallowing; the process of receiving within.
    • n inception The incipient or initial stage; beginning; commencement.
    • n inception In entomology, a starting-point; the place of beginning, as of a longitudinal mark, etc. In this sense the inception may be at either end, and must be determined by the context: as, the inception of a dark line on the costal border.
    • n inception The formal qualification of a master of arts in the old universities, preliminary to taking his degree; the solemn act kept by the candidate for the degree of master of arts immediately before receiving the degree; the commencement.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Inception in-sep′shun a beginning
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. inceptio, fr. incipere, to begin; pref. in-, in + capere, to take. See Capable
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. inceptionemincipĕre, inceptum, to begin—in, on, capĕre, to take.


In literature:

He had been eating, drinking and sleeping watchbird ever since its inception.
"Watchbird" by Robert Sheckley
The bitter enmity that later existed between the two men probably had its inception at this time.
"Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark" by Jens Christian Aaberg
Like the National Capital in its inception, Falls Church is a town of magnificent distances.
"A Virginia Village" by Charles A. Stewart
The company itself was an experiment, whose end had not justified its inception.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Its history is here given from its earliest inception.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
Colonel Spaulding had been aware of these circumstances since the inception of the Operation Mapcase.
"The Foreign Hand Tie" by Gordon Randall Garrett
As to the inception of the fortunes of other prominent capitalists of the period, few details are extant in the cases of most of them.
"History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I" by Myers Gustavus
But the effect in England at the inception of the enterprise was electrical.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
At their inception the synods showed extreme jealousy of episcopal control.
"A History of the English Church in New Zealand" by Henry Thomas Purchas
Its successful completion is very creditable to all concerned, in the inception and carrying out of the method used.
"The Industrial Canal and Inner Harbor of New Orleans" by Thomas Ewing Dabney
The variety is found elsewhere, even in France, but still it is distinctively German in its inception.
"The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine" by Francis Miltoun
As it was, this plan was, in its inception at least, partially successful, but only in its inception, and only partially.
"The Battle of Blenheim" by Hilaire Belloc
But the mad record of the past twelve months was in no wise belied by its inception.
"A Mysterious Disappearance" by Gordon Holmes
But he utterly failed in the attempt, which was finally abandoned in the fifth year from its inception.
"History of Modern Philosophy" by Alfred William Benn
Since its inception, Delta had always operated on a top- security basis.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
At its inception, murder is a mere means to an end, which creates no misgivings in her mind.
"Shakespeare in the Theatre" by William Poel
The present great developments at the Falls had their inception in the organisation of the Niagara Falls Power Company.
"The Niagara River" by Archer Butler Hulbert
The cathedral of St. Andre dates practically from 1252, and is, in inception and execution, a very complete Gothic church.
"The Cathedrals of Southern France" by Francis Miltoun
A dense mist had covered the end of this operation as the night had covered its inception, and that mist endured until nearly midday.
"The French Revolution" by Hilaire Belloc
It bore in its own conditions the inception of added danger.
"The Storm Centre" by Charles Egbert Craddock

In poetry:

He, with a faith that never fail'd,
Its first inception blest,--
And year by year, with zeal untired,
Wise counsel lent,--new hopes inspired,
And righteous precepts prest.
"Hon. Phillip Ripley," by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney

In news:

Leonardo Di Caprio in Christopher Nolan's " Inception ".
Verbal Inception by David Gallaher.
'Twilight: Eclipse' and ' Inception ' lead MTV Movie Award noms.
Warner Bros on Monday announced plans to expand its test of streaming films on Facebook with the addition of " Inception ," "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," "Life as We Know It," and "Yogi Bear.
" In fact, if you can think of a word with the suffix "-tion," there's probably an " Inception " parody named for it.
INTERVIEWS Lil Wayne Spoofs ' Inception ' in New Video.
Lil Wayne's first video since getting out of prison, set to premiere on MTV tonight, has hit the web early — and it offers a hilarious look inside the warped, overstuffed subconscious of one of the greatest rappers ever, Inception -style.
The Oscars' ' Inception '-Style Opening Sequence.
The first twoOscars of the night went to "Alice in Wonderland," for art direction and " Inception " for cinematography.
" Inception " and "The Social Network".
Christopher Nolan's mesmerizing SciFi thriller " Inception " won the Best Original Screenplay Award from the Writers Guild of America Saturday.
Why intriguing ' Inception ' is the Hollywood exception.
' Inception ' has pulled in more than $150 million with its unique premise and striking visuals – so why aren't there more films like it.
Leonardo DiCaprio is shown during a scene from " Inception ".
Leonardo DiCaprio and Joseph Gordon-Levitt lead a team of dream thieves in the new thriller " Inception ".

In science:

From the very inception, Darwin /TPF-I have opted for a Bracewell-based design, and therefore need an effective APS.
Tests of achromatic phase shifters performed on the SYNAPSE test bench: a progress report
An initial sample of 63 pulsars was chosen from the roughly one thousand pulsars known at the inception of this pro ject in 2001.
Precision Astrometry with the Very Long Baseline Array: Parallaxes and Proper Motions for 14 Pulsars
Since its inception , it was clear that security in the noisy-storage model should be related to the question of how much information the adversary can send through his noisy storage device.
Quantum to Classical Randomness Extractors
When we analyse the information centrality of the LPOC project we see Robert, who is the project manager for the customer, taking over the central coordinating role in the Bug Tracker discussion of the project from its inception to around week 8.
Identifying Coordination Problems in Software Development: Finding Mismatches between Software and Project Team Structures
Since its inception the model has been used to describe a more general class of problems where interface formation occurs, 6 and as such, is termed the “interface formation model”.
Slip or not slip? A methodical examination of the interface formation model using two-dimensional droplet spreading on a horizontal planar substrate as a prototype system
Web-chat is one of the most widely used applications on the web since its inception.
In the Face (book) of Social Learning
Interior to this shock wave at its inception and during its early life is only ∼1.2−1.5 M(cid:12) of material and this is not enough for the core collectively to experience the general-relativistic instability that leads to stellar-mass black holes.
Perspectives on Core-Collapse Supernova Theory
Since its inception by Davidon in the late 1950’s variable metric methods have become a cornerstone in first-order (non-)convex continuous optimization.
Variable Metric Random Pursuit
The relation between non-locality and randomness has attracted the interest of physicists since the very inception of quantum theory.
Maximal quantum randomness in Bell tests
It was known since the inception of the Lie superalgebra theory that some Lie superalgebra series require special consideration.
Bounded highest weight modules of q(n)
The term entanglement has been used in many different ways since its inception almost fifty years ago.
Ordering States with Entanglement Measures
Over the past 70 years since its inception, Quantum theory has been tested in many areas of physics with high precision.
EPR Test with Photons and Kaons: Analogies
A thorough Literature Review of the available papers is done and some of the papers are listed along with the context in which the idea of the paper was studied for the inception of this work.
Data Aggregation and Privacy for Police Patrols
This review provides a comprehensive summary of results concerning entangled coherent states and their generalizations since the inception of entangled coherent states by Aharonov and Susskind in 1967 to obviate superselection.
Review of Entangled Coherent States
It is usually defined, at inception of the contract, by equalizing the fee and default legs of the CDS contract (see Section 3.3.
Counterparty risk valuation for CDS