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infancy

in·fan·cy

infancy

pronunciation:
In fn si
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the first months of a child's life; very early childhood.
definition 2: the earliest period in the life or development of anything.
the infancy of aviationan idea in its infancy
similar words:
morning
Word Parts
The word infancy contains the following part:
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.