- The definition of incipient is in the beginning stages.
An example of incipient is a brand new idea for solving a scientific problem.
Origin of incipientClassical Latin incipiens, present participle of incipere, to begin, literally , take up ; from in-, in, on + capere, to take: see have
Origin of incipientLatin incipiēns, incipient-, present participle of incipere, to begin; see inception.
- in·cip′i·en·cy, in·cip′i·ence
(countable and uncountable, plural incipients)
- (uncountable, grammar) A verb tense of the Hebrew language.
From Latin incipiēns, present participle of incipiō (“begin”).