Incipient

  • 1 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.)… …

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  • 2 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] …

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  • 3 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.… …

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

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  • 5 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)) …

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

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

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  • 8 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 > < evidence of incipient racial tension > •… …

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  • 9 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 …

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  • 10 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) …

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  • 11 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 …

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  • 12 incipient — UK [ɪnˈsɪpɪənt] / US adjective formal just beginning to appear or develop the incipient signs of economic recovery an incipient brain tumour …

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  • 13 incipient — in•cip•i•ent [[t]ɪnˈsɪp i ənt[/t]] adj. beginning to exist or appear: an incipient cold[/ex] • Etymology: 1580–90; < L incipient , s. of incipiēns, prp. of incipere; see inception in•cip′i•ent•ly, adv …

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  • 14 incipient — 1. adjective /ɪnˈsɪp.i.ənt/ beginning, starting, coming into existence. After 500 years, incipient towns appeared. Syn: beginning, commencing, emerging, starting 2. noun /ɪnˈsɪp.i.ənt/ …

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  • 15 incipient — in·cip·i·ent ənt adj beginning to come into being or to become apparent <the incipient stage of a fever> in·cip·i·ent·ly adv * * * in·cip·i·ent (in sipґe ənt) beginning to exist; coming into existence …

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  • 16 incipient — in|cip|i|ent [ınˈsıpiənt] adj [only before noun] formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: , present participle of incipere; INCEPTION] starting to happen or exist ▪ a sign of incipient madness …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 incipient — [ɪn sɪpɪənt] adjective beginning to happen or develop. Derivatives incipience noun incipiency noun incipiently adverb Origin C16 (asnoun denoting a beginner): from L. incipient , incipere, undertake, begin …

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  • 18 incipient — adjective (only before noun) formal starting to happen or exist: those tiny yawns that are sure signs of incipient boredom incipiently adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 incipient — adjective the system detects incipient problems early Syn: developing, growing, emerging, emergent, dawning, just beginning, inceptive, initial, inchoate; nascent, embryonic, fledgling, in its infancy, germinal Ant: full blown …

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  • 20 incipient — adj. 1 beginning. 2 in an initial stage. Derivatives: incipience n. incipiency n. incipiently adv. Etymology: L incipere incipient (as INCEPT) …

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