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preconception (n.)

1620s, from pre- + conception. Related: Preconceptions.

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Definitions of preconception from WordNet

preconception (n.)
an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence;
he did not even try to confirm his preconceptions
Synonyms: prepossession / parti pris / preconceived opinion / preconceived idea / preconceived notion
preconception (n.)
a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation;
Synonyms: bias / prejudice
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