Incipient meaning

ĭn-sĭpē-ənt
The definition of incipient is in the beginning stages.

An example of incipient is a brand new idea for solving a scientific problem.

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Beginning to exist or appear.

Detecting incipient tumors; an incipient personnel problem.

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In the first stage of existence; just beginning to exist or to come to notice.

An incipient illness.

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After 500 years, incipient towns appeared.

Employees shall be familiarized with the use of a fire extinguisher in incipient stage fire fighting.

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(uncountable, grammar) A verb tense of the Hebrew language.
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Origin of incipient

  • Latin incipiēns incipient- present participle of incipere to begin inception

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin incipiēns, present participle of incipiō (“begin”).

    From Wiktionary