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preconception

(prē″kŏn-sep′shŏn)
1. Occurring before fertilization of an ovum, as in genetic counseling.
2. An idea or a belief held before analysis or investigation.
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They also discovered that the human sense of objectivity may sometimes be overpowered by preconception, which includes biases arising from external cues and prior knowledge.
"Surprisingly, it might be harder to draw something very familiar, such as a face, than something very novel, about which one has no preconceptions," Chamberlain added.
So we shouldn't have any preconceptions on future monetary policy," he said, reaffirming the central bank's forecast that the current slowdown did not change the trend of gradual growth.
EVEN though we all have our preconceptions about a certain style of wine, trends come and go, mostly driven by the beloved wine buying public.
While the opera community is continually keen to recruit new fans u opera virgins as they are known in the trade u they face an uphill battle because opera is up there with modern dance in terms of peopleAEs negative preconceptions of the art form
Despite some borrowers' preconceptions about their borrowing options, investors seeking relatively small mortgages for multifamily and commercial real estate properties can often turn to Wall Street for the financing they need.
Dealing with issues of race and class difference, the play highlights the messy and contradictory emotions that fuel hatred, once again confounding expectations and assaulting our preconceptions at every turn.
Thom Mayne, the architect, is remarkable for his invention of forms that challenge preconceptions yet establish some fundamental bonds between the individual (the viewer, the person walking or driving), the architectural object and the external world.
Former Balanchine dancer Robert Weiss thinks negative preconceptions about male dancers stem from America's Puritan heritage.
So, presenters, your first step to success is to throw out those faulty preconceptions. In fact, copy that list of audience requirements and paste it wherever you'll see it when you need it.
Songs like Louis XIV and Illegal Tender make features out of singer and guitarist Jason Hill's excitable vocals and his lyrical preconceptions with girls.
An outgrowth of PBS's long-running television series POV, each yearly installment of the online series seeks to challenge visitors' preconceptions about everyday aspects of our existence.