Misconception vs Conception - What's the difference?

misconception | conception |

Misconception is an antonym of conception.

As nouns the difference between misconception and conception

is that misconception is a mistaken belief, a wrong idea while conception is the act of conceiving.




(en noun)
  • a mistaken belief, a wrong idea
  • There are several common misconceptions about the theory of relativity.
    You're obviously under the misconception that I care about your problems.
    He thought that a misconception meant becoming pregnant with a girl.




    (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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