Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) something formed before
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Something ‘preconceived’ is an idea or opinion formed before having evidence of its truth or validity. A ‘preconceived’ notion, for example, is a judgement formed before knowing if it is well-founded. Similar in meaning to ‘prejudiced’. Usually used more in formal contexts.
Social Examples (Advance)
Once he had interviewed her,the journalist's preconceived notions about runway modelsfell away.
He made the move to Japanwithout any preconceived expectations of what life would be likethere.
Religions provide people withpreconceived ideas about how the world should be.
She hada negative preconception about art galleries, but changed her mind after she visited one.
Professional Examples (Advance)
The business collapsed because of preconceived notions about target consumers which were totally misguided.
Knowing details about your target market can help to dispel preconceived notions and drive sales through targeted marketing.
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