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inception
  • n  an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events
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incessancy
  • n  the quality of something that continues without end or interruption
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incessantness
  • n  the quality of something that continues without end or interruption
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incest
  • n  sexual intercourse between persons too closely related to marry (as between a parent and a child)
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inch
  • n  a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
  • n  a unit of measurement for advertising space
  • v  advance slowly, as if by inches
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incheon
  • n  a port city in western South Korea on the Yellow Sea
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inchoative aspect
  • n  aspect with regard to the beginning of the action of the verb
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inchon
  • n  a port city in western South Korea on the Yellow Sea
  • n  a battle in the Korean War (1950); United States forces landed at Inchon
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inchworm
  • n  small hairless caterpillar having legs on only its front and rear segments; mostly larvae of moths of the family Geometridae
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incidence
  • n  the relative frequency of occurrence of something
  • n  the striking of a light beam on a surface
    he measured the angle of incidence of the reflected light
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incidence angle
  • n  the angle that a line makes with a line perpendicular to the surface at the point of incidence
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incidental expense
  • n  (frequently plural) an expense not budgeted or not specified
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incidental music
  • n  music composed to accompany the action of a drama or to fill intervals between scenes
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incienso
  • n  fragrant rounded shrub of southwestern United States and adjacent Mexico having brittle stems and small crowded blue-green leaves and yellow flowers; produces a resin used in incense and varnish and in folk medicine
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incineration
  • n  the act of burning something completely; reducing it to ashes
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incinerator
  • n  a furnace for incinerating (especially to dispose of refuse)
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incipience
  • n  beginning to exist or to be apparent
    he placed the incipience of democratic faith at around 1850
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incipiency
  • n  beginning to exist or to be apparent
    it is designed to arrest monopolies in their incipiency
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incision
  • n  a depression scratched or carved into a surface
  • n  the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
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