Simple Definition of incipient
: beginning to develop or exist
Full Definition of incipient
: beginning to come into being or to become apparent <an incipient solar system> <evidence of incipient racial tension>
Examples of incipient
The project is still in its incipient stages.
<I have an incipient dislike and distrust of that guy, and I only met him this morning.>
Origin of incipient
Latin incipient-, incipiens, present participle of incipere to begin — more at inception
First Known Use: 1669
Medical Definition of incipient
: beginning to come into being or to become apparent <the incipient stage of a fever>
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