What does the word conception mean?

Usage examples for conception

  1. Well, this in future should, as far as possible, be our conception of our position. – The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
  2. Rousseau resumed the old conception. – Rousseau Volumes I. and II. by John Morley
  3. He is not capable of such a conception. – A New Atmosphere by Gail Hamilton