incipient
adjective Etymology: Latin incipient-, incipiens, present participle of incipere to begin — more at inception Date: 1669 beginning to come into being or to become apparent <
an incipient solar system
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evidence of incipient racial tension
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incipiently adverb

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  • incipient — INCIPIÉNT, Ă, incipienţi, te, adj. Care se află la început; începător. [pr.: pi ent] – Din lat. incipiens, ntis, it. incipiente. Trimis de valeriu, 21.07.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  INCIPIÉNT adj. iniţial, începător. (Stadiu incipient al unei boli.)… …   Dicționar Român

  • Incipient — In*cip i*ent, a. [L. incipiens, p. pr. of incipere to begin. See {Inception}.] Beginning to be, or to show itself; commencing; initial; as, the incipient stage of a fever; incipient light of day. {In*cip i*ent*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incipient — [in sip′ē ənt] adj. [L incipiens, prp. of incipere, to begin, lit., take up < in , in, on + capere, to take: see HAVE] in the first stage of existence; just beginning to exist or to come to notice [an incipient illness] incipience n.… …   English World dictionary

  • incipient — I adjective aboriginal, beginning, budding, commencing, elemental, elementary, embryonic, foundational, fundamental, immature, inceptive, inchoate, inchoative, incunabular, infant, initial, initiatory, introductory, maiden, nascent, original,… …   Law dictionary

  • incipient — (adj.) 1660s, from L. incipientem (nom. incipiens), prp. of incipere begin, take up, from in into, in, on, upon (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + cipere, comb. form of capere to take (see CAPABLE (Cf. capable)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • incipient — [adj] developing basic, beginning, commencing, elementary, embryonic, fundamental, inceptive, inchoate, initial, initiative, initiatory, introductory, nascent, originating, start; concept 585 Ant. developed, grown, mature …   New thesaurus

  • incipient — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ beginning to happen or develop. DERIVATIVES incipiently adverb. ORIGIN from Latin incipere undertake, begin …   English terms dictionary

  • incipient — [[t]ɪnsɪ̱piənt[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n An incipient situation or quality is one that is starting to happen or develop. [FORMAL] ...an incipient economic recovery... There were signs of incipient panic. Syn: impending …   English dictionary

  • incipient — incipiently, adv. /in sip ee euhnt/, adj. beginning to exist or appear; in an initial stage: an incipient cold. [1580 90; < L incipient (s. of incipiens, prp. of incipere to take in hand, begin), equiv. to in IN 2 + cipi (comb. form of capi take) …   Universalium

  • incipient — in|cip|i|ent [ ın sıpiənt ] adjective FORMAL just beginning to appear or develop: the incipient signs of economic recovery an incipient brain tumor …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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