• WordNet 3.6
    • n incipience beginning to exist or to be apparent "he placed the incipience of democratic faith at around 1850","it is designed to arrest monopolies in their incipiency"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Incipience Beginning; commencement; incipient state.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n incipience The condition of being incipient; beginning; commencement.
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  • Emilie Cady
    Emilie Cady
    “Desire is the thing you want in incipiency.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. incipientia,


In literature:

"On the Genesis of Species" by St. George Mivart
The whole of this incipient literary activity belonged to Asia Minor.
"India: What can it teach us?" by F. Max Müller
How fondly the mind blends the evening colors and the incipient voices of the night!
"The Continental Monthly , Vol. 2 No. 5, November 1862" by Various
To long for any righteousness and beauty of goodness is, in some imperfect and incipient measure, to possess the good for which we long.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
Importance of discovering the persons who have tuberculosis before the disease has passed the incipient stage.
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
Let this be done every night, and even incipient deformity will be cured in time.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
One young man is broad and powerful though short, with an incipient moustache and a fluff of whisker.
"Dusty Diamonds Cut and Polished" by R.M. Ballantyne
Probably the first stage of incipient madness had set in with all of them.
"Hunted and Harried" by R.M. Ballantyne
Lately turned from ultra-ritualistic to incipient Eddyism.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
He was then an incipient Transcendentalist, and he did not fail to discover in me the seeds of the same plant.
"Memoirs" by Charles Godfrey Leland

In poetry:

There was an Old Man at a casement,
Who held up his hands in amazement;
When they said, 'Sir, you'll fall!'
He replied, 'Not at all!'
That incipient Old Man at a casement.
"Limerick:There was an Old Man at a casement" by Edward Lear

In news:

Policymakers need to focus primarily on the adequacy of global aggregate demand growth as a means to combat incipient global deflation.
Great Britain never recognized the Confederacy, but the incipient republic had the best of English journalistic attention during the war's middle years.
Many investors are starting to wonder whether incipient signs of economic growth will form a foundation for a new bull-market phase.
Microsoft's incipient operating system comes with several new-style apps, which you can modify to your own needs and interests.
Among my generation of aesthetes, bohemians, proto-dropouts, and incipient eternal students at Sydney University in the late 1950s, Robert Hughes was the golden boy .
In Detroit, ruin porn and an incipient renaissance.
WaPo Sees an Incipient Trade War with Canada.
The experts then highlighted the need for new biomarkers to identify incipient AKI.
Our first post described the incipient rise of hacker culture inside large corporations, outlining four tactics for hacking .
Over the long weekend, I couldn't help but notice the incipient beginnings of a groundswell revolt percolating on the world's largest social network.
The system uses cloud chamber technology to detect any combustible particles in those cabinets produced from off-gassing … The incipient detector systems enable...
At the incipient prickle of doubt mistaken for a subtle rise in temperature.

In science:

For the resulting incipient infinite cluster (IIC) in sufficiently high dimensions, Nachmias and Kozma [108] proved the Alexander-Orbach conjecture in all dimensions d ≥ 7 — modulo caveats regarding the existing level of lace-expansion technology.
Recent progress on the Random Conductance Model
Atomistic mechanisms governing elastic limit and incipient plasticity in crystals.
Realistic time-scale fully atomistic simulations of surface nucleation of dislocations in pristine nanopillars
Size dependence of incipient dislocation plasticity in ni3Al.
Realistic time-scale fully atomistic simulations of surface nucleation of dislocations in pristine nanopillars
More concretely, in high dimensions the incipient infinite cluster for bond percolation on the integer lattice is believed to be formed of a single infinite path – the backbone, to which a collection of ‘branches’ or ‘dangling ends’ is attached.
Slow movement of a random walk on the range of a random walk in the presence of an external field
Kumagai, Random walk on the incipient infinite cluster on trees, Illinois J.
Biased random walk on critical Galton-Watson trees conditioned to survive