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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The state or fact of being in the beginning stages.

Usage examples (36)
  • It is designed to arrest monopolies in their incipiency
  • Now, there was the whole story from its incipiency.
  • He might have put an end to the enterprise in its very incipiency, but he did not.
  • The idea of constructing a planetary Canal system had its incipiency at the time of for more
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