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incept

[in-sept] /ɪnˈsɛpt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to take in; ingest.
Origin of incept
1560-1570
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 forms
inceptor, noun
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  • Gravitation is the incepting energy influence of the operation.

  • 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?

  • This status continued through Lent, and hence the incepting bachelor was described as stans in quadragesima.

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  • In fact the lapse of time is all that remains of incepting and proceeding to the higher degrees.

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  • The incepting Cambridge bachelor, then, wore a cappa, a fine hood was gradually restricted to the master of arts.

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  • It begins with several psalms; then several short prayers for the incepting hermit, mentioning him by name.

  • It is not to be supposed, however, that this is the only aspect in which incepting influences may be presented.

British Dictionary definitions for incepting

incept

/ɪnˈsɛpt/
verb (transitive)
1.
(of organisms) to ingest (food)
2.
(Brit) (formerly) to take a master's or doctor's degree at a university
noun
3.
(botany) a rudimentary organ
Derived Forms
inceptor, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Latin inceptus begun, attempted, from incipere to begin, take in hand, from in-² + capere to take
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Word Origin and History for incepting

incept

v.

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

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