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incept

[in-sept]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to take in; ingest.

Origin of incept

1560–70; < Latin inceptus past participle of incipere to begin, undertake, equivalent to in- in-2 + cep- (combining form of cap- take; see captive) + -tus past participle suffix; sense “take in” by literal translation of prefix and base
Related formsin·cep·tor, noun
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Examples from the Web for incepting

Historical Examples

  • Gravitation is the incepting energy influence of the operation.

    The Energy System of Matter

    James Weir

  • This, however, is not of necessity the only aspect of an incepting influence.

  • The incepting energy influence is found in the residual magnetism.

  • No change has really occurred in the incepting energy conditions.

  • What is the incepting influence in this process of transformation?


British Dictionary definitions for incepting

incept

verb (tr)
  1. (of organisms) to ingest (food)
  2. British (formerly) to take a master's or doctor's degree at a university
noun
  1. botany a rudimentary organ
Derived Formsinceptor, noun

Word Origin

C19: from Latin inceptus begun, attempted, from incipere to begin, take in hand, from in- ² + capere to take
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for incepting

incept

v.

1560s, from Latin inceptus, past participle of incipere "to begin" (see inception). Related: Incepted.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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