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In oratory the will must predominate.
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From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] conceptus "a conception"

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  • (UK) IPA: /ˈkɒn.sɛpt/ IPA: /"kQn.sEpt/

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  1. Something understood, and retained in the mind, from experience, reasoning and/or imagination; a generalization (generic, basic form), or abstraction (mental impression), of a particular set of instances or occurrences (specific, though different, recorded manifestations of the concept).
    • ?, Sir W. Hamilton, ?,  
      The words conception, concept, notion, should be limited to the thought of what can not be represented in the imagination; as, the thought suggested by a general term.

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