incipiency

or in·cip·i·ence

[in-sip-ee-uh n-see or in-sip-ee-uh ns]
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Origin of incipiency

First recorded in 1810–20; incipi(ent) + -ency
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Word Origin and History for incipience
n.

1864; see incipient + -ence. Incipiency is from 1817.

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