incipient(redirected from incipiences)
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beginning to exist; developing: It was more than friendship; it was an incipient romance.
Not to be confused with:
insipient – unwise; foolish: Their office flirtation soon turned into an insipient affair.
Beginning to exist or appear: detecting incipient tumors; an incipient personnel problem.
[Latin incipiēns, incipient-, present participle of incipere, to begin; see inception.]
in·cip′i·en·cy, in·cip′i·ence n.
just starting to be or happen; beginning
[C17: from Latin incipiēns, from incipere to begin, take in hand, from in-2 + capere to take]
inˈcipience, inˈcipiency n
in•cip•i•ent(ɪnˈsɪp i ənt)
beginning to exist or appear: an incipient cold.
[1580–90; < Latin incipient-, s. of incipiēns, present participle of incipere; see inception]
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|Adj.||1.||incipient - only partly in existence; imperfectly formed; "incipient civil disorder"; "an incipient tumor"; "a vague inchoate idea"|
early - being or occurring at an early stage of development; "in an early stage"; "early forms of life"; "early man"; "an early computer"
incipient[ɪnˈsɪpiənt] adj → naissant(e)
a. incipiente, principiante, que comienza a existir.