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inception

[insep′shən]
Etymology: L, incipere, to begin
the origin or beginning of anything.

inception

(ĭn-sĕp′shŭn) [L. inceptio, taking in, beginning]
1. The beginning of anything.
2. Ingestion.
3. Intussusception.
References in classic literature ?
Already almost at the inception of life they were being greeted by thousands of voracious mouths as fish and reptiles of many kinds fought to devour them, the while other and larger creatures pursued the devourers, to be, in turn, preyed upon by some other of the countless forms that inhabit the deeps of Caprona's frightful sea.
The response of his antagonist, while equally prompt in the inception, was made with a slow, uniform, mechanical and, I thought, somewhat theatrical movement of the arm, that was a sore trial to my patience.
In its inception, now that I look back upon it, this need for alcohol was a mental need, a nerve need, a good- spirits need.