I noun anticipation, assumption, bent, bias, fixed idea, foregone conclusion, forejudgment, inclination, leaning, partiality, praeiudicata opinio, preapprehension, preconceived idea, precondusion, predetermination, preestimate, prejudgment, prejudication, prejudice, prejudiced view, prenotion, prepossession, presentiment, presumption, presupposal, presupposition, presurmise II index bias, expectation, inequity, intolerance, opinion (belief), partiality, predetermination, predisposition, prejudice (preconception)

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  • préconception — [ prekɔ̃sɛpsjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1823; de pré et conception ♦ Didact. Idée qu on se fait par avance (de qqch.). ⇒cour. préjugé. ● préconception nom féminin Idée préconçue ; préjugé. ● préconception (synonymes) nom féminin Idée préconçue ; préjugé.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Preconception — Pre con*cep tion, n. The act of preconceiving; conception or opinion previously formed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • preconception — (n.) 1620s, from PRE (Cf. pre ) + CONCEPTION (Cf. conception). Related: Preconceptions …   Etymology dictionary

  • preconception — [n] idea formed before event occurs or facts are received assumption, bias, delusion, illusion, inclination, notion, preconceived idea, predisposition, prejudgment, prejudice, prepossession, presumption, presupposition; concept 689 Ant. ignorance …   New thesaurus

  • preconception — ► NOUN ▪ a preconceived idea or prejudice …   English terms dictionary

  • preconception — [prē΄kən sep′shən] n. [ML preconceptio] 1. the act of preconceiving 2. a preconceived idea or opinion 3. bias …   English World dictionary

  • preconception — noun VERB + PRECONCEPTION ▪ have ▪ fit, fit in with ▪ The facts refused to fit my preconceptions. ▪ They like this approach because it fits in with their own preconceptions. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • preconception — UK [ˌpriːkənˈsepʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌprɪkənˈsepʃ(ə)n] noun [countable] Word forms preconception : singular preconception plural preconceptions an opinion about something that you form before you have a lot of information about it or experience of it… …   English dictionary

  • preconception — pre·con·cep·tion kən sep shən adj occurring prior to conception <preconception genetic counseling> …   Medical dictionary

  • preconception — pre|con|cep|tion [ˌpri:kənˈsepʃən] n a belief or opinion that you have already formed before you know the actual facts, and that may be wrong preconception about/of ▪ I had the same preconceptions about life in South Africa that many people have …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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