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3 definitions found
 for preconception
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Preconception \Pre`con*cep"tion\, n.
     The act of preconceiving; conception or opinion previously
     formed.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  preconception
      n 1: an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence; "he
           did not even try to confirm his preconceptions" [syn:
           preconception, prepossession, parti pris,
           preconceived opinion, preconceived idea, preconceived
           notion]
      2: a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an
         issue or situation [syn: bias, prejudice,
         preconception]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  37 Moby Thesaurus words for "preconception":
     assumption, bent, bias, delusion, favoritism, forejudgment,
     idee fixe, illusion, inclination, jaundice, jaundiced eye, leaning,
     one-sidedness, parti pris, partialism, partiality, partisanship,
     preapprehension, preconclusion, preconsideration, predecision,
     predetermination, predilection, predisposition, prejudgment,
     prejudication, prejudice, premature judgment, prenotion,
     prepossession, presumption, presupposal, presupposition,
     presurmise, twist, undetachment, undispassionateness
  
  

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