incipiency

or in·cip·i·ence

[ in-sip-ee-uh n-see or in-sip-ee-uh ns ]
/ ɪnˈsɪp i ən si or ɪnˈsɪp i əns /

noun

the state or condition of being incipient.

Origin of incipiency

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