AskDefine | Define incipience

Dictionary Definition

incipience n : 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" [syn: incipiency]

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Noun

  1. A beginning, or first stage

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References

  • OED 2nd edition 1989
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