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inception (n.)

early 15c., "a beginning, a starting," from Old French inception and directly from Latin inceptionem (nominative inceptio) "a beginning; an undertaking," noun of action from past-participle stem of incipere "begin, take in hand," from in- "in, on" (from PIE root *en "in") + -cipere, combining form of capere "take, seize," from PIE root *kap- "to grasp."

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Definitions of inception from WordNet

inception (n.)
an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events;
Synonyms: origin / origination
From wordnet.princeton.edu