preconception

  • 1 préconception — [ prekɔ̃sɛpsjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1823; de pré et conception ♦ Didact. Idée qu on se fait par avance (de qqch.). ⇒cour. préjugé. ● préconception nom féminin Idée préconçue ; préjugé. ● préconception (synonymes) nom féminin Idée préconçue ; préjugé.… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 preconception — I noun anticipation, assumption, bent, bias, fixed idea, foregone conclusion, forejudgment, inclination, leaning, partiality, praeiudicata opinio, preapprehension, preconceived idea, precondusion, predetermination, preestimate, prejudgment,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Preconception — Pre con*cep tion, n. The act of preconceiving; conception or opinion previously formed. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 preconception — (n.) 1620s, from PRE (Cf. pre ) + CONCEPTION (Cf. conception). Related: Preconceptions …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 preconception — [n] idea formed before event occurs or facts are received assumption, bias, delusion, illusion, inclination, notion, preconceived idea, predisposition, prejudgment, prejudice, prepossession, presumption, presupposition; concept 689 Ant. ignorance …

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  • 6 preconception — ► NOUN ▪ a preconceived idea or prejudice …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 preconception — [prē΄kən sep′shən] n. [ML preconceptio] 1. the act of preconceiving 2. a preconceived idea or opinion 3. bias …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 preconception — noun VERB + PRECONCEPTION ▪ have ▪ fit, fit in with ▪ The facts refused to fit my preconceptions. ▪ They like this approach because it fits in with their own preconceptions. ▪ …

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  • 9 preconception — UK [ˌpriːkənˈsepʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌprɪkənˈsepʃ(ə)n] noun [countable] Word forms preconception : singular preconception plural preconceptions an opinion about something that you form before you have a lot of information about it or experience of it… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 preconception — pre·con·cep·tion kən sep shən adj occurring prior to conception <preconception genetic counseling> …

    Medical dictionary

  • 11 preconception — pre|con|cep|tion [ˌpri:kənˈsepʃən] n a belief or opinion that you have already formed before you know the actual facts, and that may be wrong preconception about/of ▪ I had the same preconceptions about life in South Africa that many people have …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 preconception — noun Date: 1625 1. a preconceived idea 2. prejudice …

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  • 13 preconception — preconceptional, adj. /pree keuhn sep sheuhn/, n. 1. a conception or opinion formed beforehand. 2. bias. [1615 25; PRE + CONCEPTION] * * * …

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  • 14 preconception — noun a) An opinion formed before obtaining adequate evidence, especially as the result of bias or prejudice. b) A prejudice that prevents rational consideration of an issue …

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  • 15 préconception — (pré kon sè psion) s. f. Terme de philosophie. État d un esprit qui a des idées préconçues. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Pré..., préfixe, et conception …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 16 preconception — Synonyms and related words: assumption, bent, bias, delusion, favoritism, forejudgment, idee fixe, illusion, inclination, jaundice, jaundiced eye, leaning, one sidedness, parti pris, partialism, partiality, partisanship, preapprehension,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 preconception — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. anticipation, pre judgment; prejudice. See misjudgment. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. predisposition, prejudice, bias, assumption; see inclination 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. preconceived notion,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 preconception — pre|con|cep|tion [ ,prikən sepʃn ] noun count an idea or opinion about something that you form before you have a lot of information about it or experience with it: Before meeting with a client, you must try to erase any preconceptions you may… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 preconception — [[t]pri͟ːkənse̱pʃ(ə)n[/t]] preconceptions N COUNT: usu with supp Your preconceptions about something are beliefs formed about it before you have enough information or experience. Did you have any preconceptions about the sort of people who did… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 preconception — pre·con·cep·tion || ‚prɪːkÉ™n sepʃn n. presupposition, bias, prejudice; previously formed opinion, previously determined viewpoint …

    English contemporary dictionary