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Definition of "inception" []

  • The beginning of something, such as an undertaking; a commencement. See Synonyms at origin. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inception" in a sentence
  • "One of Vertigo's functions since its inception is to rethink old DC Comics properties, Roberson says, and after finishing up the Fables spinoff Cinderella: From Fabletown With Love, he pitched several ideas to his editor, Shelly Bond."
  • "The mission of Chief Executive Guo Wei, 47, who has been with the company since its inception, is to expand from a simple logistics business into higher-value -- and higher-margin -- services."
  • "My vote ultimately was for Eric Levine, because CellarTracker as an innovative informational internet tool (and with each passing year so much more, including a forum, commerce, etc) that has burgeoned to over 1 million wine reviews since its inception is both astounding and far-reaching."