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Inception – the start


(Pronounced in-sep-shun)


Inception means the starting point of an organisation or activity.

To remember the definition of the word inception, use the following mnemonic:

The soldiers were all in step before standing to attention (inception) at the start of the parade.

 The soldiers were all in step before standing to attention (inception) at the start of the parade.

The inception of something — such as a charity, a club or an annual sporting event — is the very beginning, the starting point, the foundation, the formation or the initiation.


Examples of inception in a sentence

She has been a member of the gardeners' club since its inception.

From the inception 75 years ago, the charity has consistently worked hard to provide funds for needy families.

The annual event has returned to the format used at its inception at the start of the last century.

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