Definition of preconception:
preconceived notion, opinion, attitude, prejudice, diagonal, feeling, assumption, preconceived opinion, bias, unfairness, stand, self-assessment, impression, viewpoint, prejudgment, Parti Pris, prepossession, preconceived idea, reputation, view, stance, presumption, partiality, inclination.
- "A Selection from the Discourses of Epictetus With the Encheiridion", Epictetus.
- "Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells", William Dean Howells.
And if it be objected that the view which admits the reality of incomplete substances and substantial change is as much a preconception as what we have called the atomic view of substance, our answer is, once more, that since we have no intellectual intuition into the real constitution of the substances which constitute the universe, since we can argue to this only by observing and reasoning from their activities on the principle Operari requitur esse, the evidence alone must decide which view of these substances is the correct one.- "Ontology or the Theory of Being", Peter Coffey.