incipient incipient  /ɪn ˈsɪ pi ənt/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) only partly in existence; imperfectly formed

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The incipient racial tension was spilling over to the streets and pubs of the country.
  2. The incipient strike was averted when the Management came out with fresh offers for the workers.
  3. The incipient movement for democracy was crushed by the military junta.

News

  1. Scientists Uncover New Details of Natural Anticancer Mechanism

    Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have identified key triggers of an important cancer-blocking mechanism in cells. Termed "oncogene-induced senescence," this mechanism can block most cancer types and is commonly experienced when incipient skin cancers turn instead into slow-growing moles.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Newswise

  2. New details of natural anticancer mechanism uncovered

    Scientists have identified key triggers of an important cancer-blocking mechanism in cells. Termed “oncogene-induced senescence,” this mechanism can block most cancer types and is commonly experienced when incipient skin cancers turn instead into slow-growing moles.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  3. Scripps Research Institute scientists uncover new details of natural anticancer mechanism

    ( Scripps Research Institute ) Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have identified key triggers of an important cancer-blocking mechanism in cells. Termed "oncogene-induced senescence," this mechanism can block most cancer types and is commonly experienced when incipient skin cancers turn instead into slow-growing moles. Tumors that achieve malignancy often do so by defeating or ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

Quotes

  1. "When the house was on fire, we all knew what to do: get a hose," said Angel Gurria, head of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, told G20 leaders at the summit. "Today, the incipient recovery offers policy choices and...
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: José Ángel Gurría Source: Reuters

  2. In his 1873 book, "Lombard Street," British financial journalist Walter Bagehot described how fear spreads in financial circles: "Incipient panic starts with a 'vague conversation.' People are talked about every day, [and] as a panic grows, this...
    on Aug 18, 2007 By: Walter Bagehot Source: Washington Post

  3. Last week, Brent Scowcroft, Bush Sr.'s national security adviser and until recently a member of Bush Jr.'s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, said, "We may be seeing an incipient civil war at the present time."
    on Jan 12, 2005 By: Brent Scowcroft Source: Socialist Worker Online

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