Definitions for infancyˈɪn fən si

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•fan•cyˈɪn fən si(n.)(pl.)-cies.

  1. the state or period of being an infant; very early childhood; babyhood.

  2. the corresponding period in the existence of anything; very early stage:

    Space science is in its infancy.

  3. infants collectively.

  4. Law. the period of life to the age of majority, usu. 18; minority.

    Category: Law

Origin of infancy:

1485–95; < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. infancy, babyhood, early childhood(noun)

    the early stage of growth or development

  2. infancy, babyhood(noun)

    the earliest state of immaturity

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. infancy(noun)ˈɪn fən si

    the period when you are an infant

    Is a person's life determined in infancy?

  2. infancyˈɪn fən si

    just beginning or developing

    a company in its infancy


  1. infancy(Noun)

    The earliest period of childhood (crawling rather than walking).

  2. infancy(Noun)

    The state of being an infant.

  3. infancy(Noun)

    An early stage in the development of, eg, some technology.

  4. infancy(Noun)

    The state of being a minor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Infancy(noun)

    the state or period of being an infant; the first part of life; early childhood

  2. Infancy(noun)

    the first age of anything; the beginning or early period of existence; as, the infancy of an art

  3. Infancy(noun)

    the state or condition of one under age, or under the age of twenty-one years; nonage; minority

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the state or time of being a baby

They had two children who died in infancy.

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