incipiency

[in-sip-ee-uhn-see]
noun
the state or condition of being incipient.
Also, incipience.


Origin:
1810–20; incipi(ent) + -ency

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incipient (ɪnˈsɪpɪənt)
 
adj
just starting to be or happen; beginning
 
[C17: from Latin incipiēns, from incipere to begin, take in hand, from in-² + capere to take]
 
in'cipience
 
n
 
in'cipiency
 
n
 
in'cipiently
 
adv

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Example sentences
Moreover, the substantive standards applied in merger enforcement have a strong incipiency component.
The first phase involved the formation and incipiency of the biotechnology industries.
The flames attacked it but the fire was put out in its incipiency.
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