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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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Further, it relates to the discussion about the incipiency of research on learning in Brazil and the level of development of most researches.
com/cases/federal/us/384/270/) 1966 Supreme Court case over a grocery merger, in which the court ruled that antitrust law was designed "to preserve competition among small businesses by halting a trend toward concentration in its incipiency.
316, 322 (1966) (holding that the FTC may go further than the reach of the Sherman Act and "stop in their incipiency acts and practices which, when full blown, would violate those Acts" (quoting FTC v.
It might also be desirable to eliminate section 2's incipiency language.
Conduct that enhanced market power was not stopped in its incipiency--and in the merger context, incipiency is often the only viable stage for intervention.
109) Probability neglect may cause incumbents to discount the competitive dangers posed by a new entrant, thus accommodating entry when aggressive competition targeting the entrant in its incipiency, though costly in the short run, would reap dividends later.
The discursive instability produced by feminism on the one hand, and the generic incipiency of the programme on the other, perhaps goes some way towards accounting for the freedoms that the presenters were given to pursue their own personal interests, and the diversity of topics and gender politics that came through.
Its sensation is a turning in on itself of the body's activity, so that the action is not extended toward an object but knots at its point of emergence: rises and subsides into its own incipiency, in the same movement.
In the end, the Anti-Combines Act was flawed as all first legislative attempts are flawed, but nevertheless, it was a genuine attempt to resolve the combines problem in its incipiency and, but for hostile judicial interpretation, might have had a greater impact.
Thus, given the incipiency of researches regarding environmental monitoring in small businesses, this study seeks to understand how a small real estate company monitors the environment in which it operates, being this the core issue of this research.