- The definition of incipient is in the beginning stages.
An example of incipient is a brand new idea for solving a scientific problem.
Origin: L incipiens, present participle of incipere, to begin, literally , take up from in-, in, on plush capere, to take: see have
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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