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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.
in·cip′i·ent·ly adv.


(ɪnˈsɪp i ən si)

also in•cip′i•ence,

the state or condition of being incipient.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incipiency - beginning to exist or to be apparent; "he placed the incipience of democratic faith at around 1850"; "it is designed to arrest monopolies in their incipiency"
commencement, get-go, offset, outset, showtime, starting time, beginning, start, kickoff, first - the time at which something is supposed to begin; "they got an early start"; "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her"


The act or process of bringing or being brought into existence:
Informal: kickoff.
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