incipiency

or in·cip·i·ence

[ in-sip-ee-uhn-see or in-sip-ee-uhns ]
/ ɪnˈsɪp i ən si or ɪnˈsɪp i əns /

noun

the state or condition of being incipient.

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Origin of incipiency

First recorded in 1810–20; incipi(ent) + -ency
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