- The definition of incipient is in the beginning stages.
An example of incipient is a brand new idea for solving a scientific problem.
incipient definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Classical Latin incipiens, present participle of incipere, to begin, literally , take up ; from in-, in, on plush capere, to take: see have
incipient definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Latin incipiēns, incipient-, present participle of incipere, to begin; see inception.
- in·cipˈi·en·cy, in·cipˈi·ence noun
- in·cipˈi·ent·ly adverb