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Dictionary entry overview: What does incipient mean?
• INCIPIENT (adjective)
The adjective INCIPIENT has 1 sense:
1. only partly in existence; imperfectly formed
Familiarity information: INCIPIENT used as an adjective is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||incipient [BACK TO TOP]|
Only partly in existence; imperfectly formed
incipient civil disorder / an incipient tumor / a vague inchoate idea
early (being or occurring at an early stage of development)
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