Definition of Preconceived idea

1. Noun. An opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence. "He did not even try to confirm his preconceptions"




Lexicographical Neighbors of Preconceived Idea

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Literary usage of Preconceived idea

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The formation for 1 In 1870 the " preconceived idea " was practically confined ... Of late years, therefore, the " preconceived idea " has been imposed on ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
""We have only to multiply the front of attack by two and the 7*3 forces engaged by five—and to find the resolute 1 In 1870 the " preconceived idea " was ..."

3. Reports of Decisions in Criminal Cases Made at Term at Chambers: And in the by Amasa Junius Parker (1860)
"A preconceived idea or preconceived impression is even stronger than an opinion, ... The existence of a preconceived idea or impression in the mind, ..."

4. Locke a Constructive Relativist by Henry G. Hartman (1912)
"For grant that the " preconceived idea" is involved at every point in an object's determination, as Locke insists upon, and the " preconceived idea " little ..."

5. The Customs Administrative Laws by Orville Hitchcock Platt (1898)
"... to take up one of those bond cases by reason of its preconceived idea that there is no use in doing it. Mr. WAKEMAN. I have not heard it. Mr. HARTSHORN. ..."

6. Pasteur by Percy Frankland (1901)
"launched Pasteur into the investigation of fermentation phenomena with a preconceived idea opposed to Liebig's doctrine is clearly set forth in his own ..."

7. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The formation for 1 In 1870 the " preconceived idea " was practically confined ... Of late years, therefore, the " preconceived idea " has been imposed on ..."

8. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
""We have only to multiply the front of attack by two and the 7*3 forces engaged by five—and to find the resolute 1 In 1870 the " preconceived idea " was ..."

9. Reports of Decisions in Criminal Cases Made at Term at Chambers: And in the by Amasa Junius Parker (1860)
"A preconceived idea or preconceived impression is even stronger than an opinion, ... The existence of a preconceived idea or impression in the mind, ..."

10. Locke a Constructive Relativist by Henry G. Hartman (1912)
"For grant that the " preconceived idea" is involved at every point in an object's determination, as Locke insists upon, and the " preconceived idea " little ..."

11. The Customs Administrative Laws by Orville Hitchcock Platt (1898)
"... to take up one of those bond cases by reason of its preconceived idea that there is no use in doing it. Mr. WAKEMAN. I have not heard it. Mr. HARTSHORN. ..."

12. Pasteur by Percy Frankland (1901)
"launched Pasteur into the investigation of fermentation phenomena with a preconceived idea opposed to Liebig's doctrine is clearly set forth in his own ..."

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