incubation incubation  /ˌɪŋkju ˈbeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) maintaining something at the most favorable temperature for its development
  2. (n) (pathology) the phase in the development of an infection between the time a pathogen enters the body and the time the first symptoms appear
  3. (n) sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body


  1. Flickr was born in February 2004, after three months of incubation.
  2. Then I went into incubation, meditation, and I allowed this story to unfold.
  3. So by injecting iPS cells into this two-celled vesicle for incubation, scientists could be sure that any resulting embryo or animal derived entirely from the stem cells.


  1. Microsoft Project Brazil eyed Amazon attack

    Microsoft considered challenging Amazon’s dominance in online retail with a webstore, codenamed Project Brazil, of its own, though recently axed its plans before launch. “Project Brazil was an incubation to enable a more direct commerce model between customers and brands and merchants” a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed to the WSJ, though declined to detail why, exactly, Read The Full Story
    on June 21, 2013     Source: SlashGear

  2. UB Technology Incubator named top life sciences university incubator

    The UB Technology Incubator, located in Baird Research Park, scored highly in the areas of talent retention, network enhancement and post-incubation relationships.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: UB Reporter

  3. Modular Incubators meet live cell imaging workflow needs.

    Allowing for precise environmental condition control as well as remote monitoring for advanced live cell imaging, cellVivo flexible incubation system is fully adaptable for basic and high-end IX3 microscope systems. Enclosure types, which act as base incubator box, are available in models from light-shielded with safely laser-lock to standard plain transparent enclosure. Incubator is accessible ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: ThomasNet


  1. Benn told BBC television: "The puzzling thing is that it is more than 30 days since the last confirmed outbreak and the incubation period of foot and mouth is two to 14 days. We are determined to do everything to contain and ultimately eradicate...
    on Sep 13, 2007 By: Hilary Benn Source: Times of India

  2. "If it is confirmed, and we are yet to have the results of the tests, then it would be a disaster for Victoria, because it's almost out of the incubation period," Mr McGauran said. "By Friday 1pm, when the ban on horse movements in Victoria...
    on Aug 28, 2007 By: Peter McGauran Source:

  3. "It was created to expand my initial efforts to develop the best-in-breed media arts incubation center on the East Coast," Reid said. "Our mission is to provide independent artists with the unique opportunity to learn and grow in their chosen...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Tim Reid Source: Progress Index

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