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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 ?
For a few moments they spoke of the opera, of the topics that were then occupying the attention of Paris, of the pleasure of renewing their brief acquaintance which had had its inception under such odd circumstances, and this brought them to the subject that was uppermost in the minds of both.
For this gathering, the Zoological Hall which had been the scene of the inception of our task was found to be far too small, and it was only in the Queen's Hall in Regent Street that accommodation could be found.
The inception of this noble enterprise was his, and he deserves high credit for it.