Conception vs Pregnancy - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between conception and pregnancy

is that conception is the act of conceiving while pregnancy is (countable) the condition of being pregnant.




(en noun)
  • The act of conceiving.
  • The state of being conceived; the beginning.
  • The fertilization of an ovum by a sperm to form a zygote.
  • The start of pregnancy.
  • The formation of a conceptus or an implanted embryo.
  • The power or faculty of apprehending of forming an idea in the mind; the power of recalling a past sensation or perception; the ability to form mental abstractions.
  • An image, idea, or notion formed in the mind; a concept, plan or design.
  • Quotations

    * , Genesis 3:16 *: Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception ; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

    Coordinate terms

    * inception


    * misconception

    See also

    * contraception


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    (pregnancies) (wikipedia pregnancy)
  • (countable) The condition of being pregnant.
  • * 2012 , Caroline Davies, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announce they are expecting first baby'' (in ''The Guardian , 3 December 2012)[]
  • News that the duchess is in the "very early stages" of pregnancy with the third-in-line to the throne was officially released after she was taken to the King Edward VII hospital in central London, suffering from hyperemesis gravidarun, very acute morning sickness.
  • The period of time this condition prevails.
  • (uncountable) The progression of stages from conception to birth.
  • Synonyms

    * gestation * gravidity

    See also

    * with child