Definition of proception in English:

proception

noun

US
Philosophy
  • Justus Buchler’s term, replacing experience, for: the development of an individual arising from the interplay of purposive behaviour and the environment.

noun

Biology
  • Behaviour which promotes conception; sexual interaction leading to conception.

Origin

1950s. From pro- + -ception; coined by Justus Buchler<br>1970s; earliest use found in Family Planning Perspectives. From pro- + -ception, after proceptive.

Pronunciation

proception

/prə(ʊ)ˈsɛpʃn/