Definition of Preconceived notion

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




Lexicographical Neighbors of Preconceived Notion

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precompresses
precompressing
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precompressions
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precomputed
precomputer
precomputes
precomputing
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preconceits
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preconceived idea
preconceived notion (current term)
preconceived opinion
preconceives
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preconcentration
preconcentrations
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preconcerting
preconcerts
preconciliar
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Literary usage of Preconceived notion

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

1. The Scottish Jurist: Containing Reports of Cases Decided in the House of by Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords, House of Lords, Parliament, Great Britain (1843)
"27. ly, from some preconceived notion of the case referred to, had decided the present on reference to it, and had not decided the merits here ; and, (4. ..."

2. Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education by National Society for the Study of Education (1908)
"But we should remember that the preconceived notion is dangerous and ... The preconceived notion as a tentative hypothesis is absolutely necessary to ..."

3. The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: With a Life of the by Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu (1859)
"But if he have any preconceived notion, this infinity is separated off, ... In the three instances given above, the preconceived notion is clear and ..."

4. The Physical and Metaphysical Works of Lord Bacon Including the Advancement by Francis Bacon, Joseph Devey (1904)
"But if he have any preconceived notion, this infinity is separated off, ... In the three instances given above, the preconceived notion is clear and ..."

5. The Scottish Jurist: Containing Reports of Cases Decided in the House of by Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords, House of Lords, Parliament, Great Britain (1843)
"27. ly, from some preconceived notion of the case referred to, had decided the present on reference to it, and had not decided the merits here ; and, (4. ..."

6. Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education by National Society for the Study of Education (1908)
"But we should remember that the preconceived notion is dangerous and ... The preconceived notion as a tentative hypothesis is absolutely necessary to ..."

7. The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: With a Life of the by Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu (1859)
"But if he have any preconceived notion, this infinity is separated off, ... In the three instances given above, the preconceived notion is clear and ..."

8. The Physical and Metaphysical Works of Lord Bacon Including the Advancement by Francis Bacon, Joseph Devey (1904)
"But if he have any preconceived notion, this infinity is separated off, ... In the three instances given above, the preconceived notion is clear and ..."

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