Definitions

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  • n. A state of nascency; a quality of incipience.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. beginning to exist or to be apparent

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Examples

  • Because of the space program -- because of the space program we have developed sophisticated imaging technology that soon we can put across human bodies and find cancers in their very incipiency so that we'll be able to save more lives than ever before.

    President Remarks To The People Of Atlanta Ga

  • Not only did the Major oppose them openly, but he thrashed several of the more offensive leaders, nipped the strike in its incipiency, and in a most exciting campaign swept into the mayoralty.

    THE REJUVENATION OF MAJOR RATHBONE

  • If the members of every congregation of disciples would all watch over one another, not as censors, but as members of the body of Christ, how many errors might be corrected in their incipiency.

    Our Man In Heaven: An Exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrews

  • Almost his first words gave the clue that Washington meant to describe at some length the background, incipiency and suppression of the Whiskey Rebellion, and he was fully twenty minutes on this topic.

    Washington

  • But it appeared to me as if this holiday side of nature and the workaday aspect of the life in Java did not harmonize, and I wondered if this condition was caused by Dutch thrift being grafted on to the native Javanese temperament, which in its incipiency was simple and disinclined to much exertion.

    Travels in the Far East

  • The chief trouble is the lack of water for putting out a fire in its incipiency.

    A Woman's Impression of the Philippines

  • Tetanus in its incipiency should not be confused with laminitis involving all four feet, or with certain forms of pleuritis, when careful examination is made, yet, in a way, to one not trained, the clinical symptoms are similar.

    Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1

  • If diagnosed during its incipiency, remedial measures such as are usually employed to treat sprains, are indicated and later the parts should be blistered.

    Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1

  • To be able to distinguish between the generalization of a septic infection in its incipiency, and a more or less benign edema, is largely possible by digital manipulation alone.

    Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1

  • -- No effective method is as yet known which will control this condition during its incipiency.

    Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1

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