I adjective aboriginal, beginning, budding, commencing, elemental, elementary, embryonic, foundational, fundamental, immature, inceptive, inchoate, inchoative, incunabular, infant, initial, initiatory, introductory, maiden, nascent, original, precursory, prefatory, primal, primary, primeval, primitive, proemial, rudimental, rudimentary, starting, uncompleted II index inchoate, initial, original (initial), preliminary, preparatory, prime (original)

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  • incipient — INCIPIÉNT, Ă, incipienţi, te, adj. Care se află la început; începător. [pr.: pi ent] – Din lat. incipiens, ntis, it. incipiente. Trimis de valeriu, 21.07.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  INCIPIÉNT adj. iniţial, începător. (Stadiu incipient al unei boli.)… …   Dicționar Român

  • Incipient — In*cip i*ent, a. [L. incipiens, p. pr. of incipere to begin. See {Inception}.] Beginning to be, or to show itself; commencing; initial; as, the incipient stage of a fever; incipient light of day. {In*cip i*ent*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incipient — [in sip′ē ənt] adj. [L incipiens, prp. of incipere, to begin, lit., take up < in , in, on + capere, to take: see HAVE] in the first stage of existence; just beginning to exist or to come to notice [an incipient illness] incipience n.… …   English World dictionary

  • incipient — (adj.) 1660s, from L. incipientem (nom. incipiens), prp. of incipere begin, take up, from in into, in, on, upon (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + cipere, comb. form of capere to take (see CAPABLE (Cf. capable)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • incipient — [adj] developing basic, beginning, commencing, elementary, embryonic, fundamental, inceptive, inchoate, initial, initiative, initiatory, introductory, nascent, originating, start; concept 585 Ant. developed, grown, mature …   New thesaurus

  • incipient — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ beginning to happen or develop. DERIVATIVES incipiently adverb. ORIGIN from Latin incipere undertake, begin …   English terms dictionary

  • incipient — adjective Etymology: Latin incipient , incipiens, present participle of incipere to begin more at inception Date: 1669 beginning to come into being or to become apparent < an incipient solar system > < evidence of incipient racial tension > •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • incipient — [[t]ɪnsɪ̱piənt[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n An incipient situation or quality is one that is starting to happen or develop. [FORMAL] incipient economic recovery... There were signs of incipient panic. Syn: impending …   English dictionary

  • incipient — incipiently, adv. /in sip ee euhnt/, adj. beginning to exist or appear; in an initial stage: an incipient cold. [1580 90; < L incipient (s. of incipiens, prp. of incipere to take in hand, begin), equiv. to in IN 2 + cipi (comb. form of capi take) …   Universalium

  • incipient — in|cip|i|ent [ ın sıpiənt ] adjective FORMAL just beginning to appear or develop: the incipient signs of economic recovery an incipient brain tumor …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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