PRECONCEPTION By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 noun. a belief or expectation corresponding to some outlook item which is held prior to significant data about the item being attained. PRECONCEPTION: "His preconception of the girl's softball team couldn't be further from the truth." Related Psychology Terms NONATTITUDC REPRESENTATIONAL CHANGE PREJUDICE OBJECTIVE PERSPECTIVE OPINION CUMULATIVE SCALE CRYSTALLIZATION ALEXIA PRECATEGORICAL ACOUSTIC STORAGE (PAS) Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PRECONCEPTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/preconception/ (accessed September 21, 2019).