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Noun: incipiency  in'si-pee-un(t)-see
  1. Beginning to exist or to be apparent
    "it is designed to arrest monopolies in their incipiency";
    - incipience

Derived forms: incipiencies

Type of: beginning, commencement, first, get-go [N. Amer], kickoff, offset, outset, showtime, start, starting time

Encyclopedia: Incipiency