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INFANCY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does infancy mean? 

INFANCY (noun)
  The noun INFANCY has 2 senses:

1. the early stage of growth or development
2. the earliest state of immaturity

  Familiarity information: INFANCY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INFANCY (noun)


Sense 1infancy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The early stage of growth or development

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

babyhood; early childhood; infancy

Hypernyms ("infancy" is a kind of...):

time of life (a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state)

Meronyms (parts of "infancy"):

oral phase; oral stage ((psychoanalysis) the first sexual and social stage of an infant's development; the mouth is the focus of the libido and satisfaction comes from suckling and chewing and biting)


Sense 2infancy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The earliest state of immaturity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

babyhood; infancy

Hypernyms ("infancy" is a kind of...):

immatureness; immaturity (not having reached maturity)


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