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Etymology: L, concipere, to take together
1 able to become pregnant.
2 pertaining to or characteristic of the mental process of forming ideas or impressions.

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Differences in hormonal characteristics of conceptive versus nonconceptive menstrual cycles.
Differences in hormone characteristics of conceptive versus nonconceptive menstrual cycles.
Women's monthly peak in sexual desire near ovulation, On the other hand, may have evolved because it increased the probability of having conceptive intercourse in our female ancestors (Gangestad & Thornhill, 1997; Regan, 1996; Stanislaw & Rice, 1988).
Despite Thornhill and Palmer's approving citations of Wrangham and Dale Peterson's Demonic Males: Apes and the Origins of Human Violence, Wrangham notes there that feminists are right in seeing rape as involved with power relations, not just as a conceptive strategy.
111) In reflecting on their own practice, doctors and lawyers simultaneously function as conceptive ideologists, articulating the interests of the dominant classes and generalizing them as the interests of society as a whole.