The power or faculty of apprehending of forming an idea in the mind; the power of recalling a past sensation or perception.
The formation in the mind of an image, idea, or notion, apprehension.
The image, idea, or notion of any action or thing which is formed in the mind; a concept; a notion; a universal; the product of a rational belief or judgment. See Concept.
Idea; purpose; design.
Celebrates the belief that Mary, mother of Jesus, was born without sin. (Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christianity)
an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
the event that occurred at the beginning of something; "from its creation the plan was doomed to failure"
the creation of something in the mind
(invention conception) â€“ creation in the inventor's mind of a useful way to solve a problem; act of visualizing an invention, complete in all essential detail; occurs when a solution is formulated, not when the underlying problem is recognized.
"The formation in the mind of the inventor of a definite and permanent idea of the complete and operative invention, as it is hereafter to be applied to practice" (from The Law of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Inventions: Patent and Nonpatent Protection, 2nd edition, pg. 1654.5 (Rosenstock; Aspen Law & Brini 2004).
This is the creation of the mental concept of the invention.
the first step in the creation of any work of art, but especially used to indicate the first step in the creation of a dramatic character, whether for written text or performed play; the original idea, when the playwright first begins to construct (or even dream about) a plot, the characters, the structure, or a theme.