Navigation


inception(1)

zero derivation; noun
The act of placing a person, place, or thing within the same person, place, or thing
 
Inception is an interesting conversion due to the fact that it already exists as a word. The conversion of the word inception to this new definition came about because of the movie Inception. A popular movie produced last year, the film described the process of going inside another person’s dreams to plant an idea in their head. Clearly, the name of the film was loosely based off on the original definition of inception, as the characters were attempting to begin an idea (incept) within another person without them being aware that the process took place. The reason for its conversion was that, in order for the movie characters to produce this inception, they had to go into dreams within the dreams of their target. This act of placing a dream within a dream became the basis for the new definition of inception. As the movie was very popular, internet memes describing the new process of incepting (putting a thing within the same thing) began to grow in popularity, until the metonymic conversion of inception entered modern vernacular. This process was made easier by the fact that the original usage of inception was unpopular to begin with.
Etymology : The new definition of inception was formed by conversion from the original Inception.
Source : “We have to go deeper.” (source of definition is characters going inside of dreams within dreams during the movie “Inception”; 7/16/2010)
Last modified: 5 December 2011


Navigation

# $ & ( + - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 @
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z [ a ab c e f g u v




Options