noun Date: circa 1864 incipiency

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Incipience — In*cip i*ence, Incipiency In*cip i*en*cy, n. [L. incipientia.] Beginning; commencement; incipient state. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incipience — index birth (beginning), embryo, genesis, inception, nascency, onset (commencement), origination …   Law dictionary

  • incipience — (n.) 1864; see INCIPIENT (Cf. incipient) + ENCE (Cf. ence). Incipiency is from 1817 …   Etymology dictionary

  • incipience — noun beginning to exist or to be apparent (Freq. 1) he placed the incipience of democratic faith at around 1850 it is designed to arrest monopolies in their incipiency • Syn: ↑incipiency • Derivationally related forms: ↑incipient, ↑incipient …   Useful english dictionary

  • incipience — See incipiency. * * * …   Universalium

  • incipience — noun A beginning, or first stage See Also: incipient …   Wiktionary

  • incipience — in·cip·i·ence in sip ē ən(t)s n INCIPIENCY …   Medical dictionary

  • incipience — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The act or process of bringing or being brought into existence: beginning, commencement, inauguration, inception, incipiency, initiation, launch, leadoff, opening, origination, start. Informal: kickoff. See START …   English dictionary for students

  • incipience — in·cip·i·ence || ɪn sɪpɪəns n. beginning stage, starting, commencement …   English contemporary dictionary

  • incipience — n.; (also incipiency) Beginning, commencement …   New dictionary of synonyms

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