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conceive

 [kon-sēv´]
1. to become pregnant.
2. take in, grasp, or form in the mind.

conceive

(kon-sēv),
To become pregnant, i.e., to achieve implantation of the blastocyst, ideally in the endometrium.

conceive

/con·ceive/ (kon-sēv´)
1. to become pregnant.
2. take in, grasp, or form in the mind.

conceive

(kən-sēv′)
v.
1. To become pregnant.
2. To apprehend mentally; understand.

conceive

[kənsēv′]
Etymology: L, concipere, to take together
to become pregnant.

conceive

to become pregnant.
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The inference from conceivability to possibility has been challenged in numerous ways.
T1 is supported by introspection; T2 is supported by what Stoljar calls 'manifest supervenience' (31-3), whereby all other facts appear to supervene upon the physical; and T3 is rendered plausible by modal arguments such as the conceivability and knowledge arguments.
His identification of these errors and application of them to the conceivability and knowledge arguments offers a valuable clarification on modal reasoning and important insights into the strength of the arguments.
Conceivability and Possibility (Oxford University Press, 2002)
Anselm thus supposes that his argument, supplemented with some principles about conceivability, establishes the existence of a being that cannot be conceived not to exist, while Gaunilo's counterargument, similarly supplemented, delivers at most a being that can be conceived not to exist.
It is not accidental that the sequence of (S1) through (S4) is sandwiched between affirmations of the following claims that connect conceivability with spatiotemporality and parthood: "Whatever does not exist at some place or at some time .
Exploring the limits of conceivability is not exploring the limits of imagination or logical coherence; it is exploring the intelligibility of a given account of the acquisition and possession of the capacity for thought.