from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Beginning to exist or appear: detecting incipient tumors; an incipient personnel problem.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. beginning, starting, coming into existence.
- n. beginner
- n. A verb tense of the Hebrew language.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Beginning to be, or to show itself; commencing; initial
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Beginning; commencing; entering on existence or appearance.
- In Hebrew grammar, noting the verbal tense or form with prefixed servile letters, otherwise called future, present, and imperfect.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. only partly in existence; imperfectly formed
Latin incipiēns, incipient-, present participle of incipere, to begin; see inception.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin incipiēns, present participle of incipiō ("begin"). (Wiktionary)