Saturday, May 08, 1999
Definitions for incipient
- Beginning to exist or appear.
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Citations for incipient
Also, improved diagnostic techniques can alert individuals to incipient illnesses.
Shiv gradually became aware that he was onto something big, bigger than anything he had ever done before. He was nudged by an incipient awareness that perhaps it was even too big for him.
Origin of incipient
Incipient is derived from Latin incipere, "to undertake, to begin" (literally "to take in"), from in-, "in" + capere, "to take." It is related to inception, "beginning, commencement."