What does infancy mean?

Definitions for infancy
ˈɪn fən siin·fan·cy

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word infancy.

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

Wiktionary

  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

    Etymology: [L. infantia: cf. F. enfance. See Infant.]

  2. Infancy(noun)

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

    Etymology: [L. infantia: cf. F. enfance. See Infant.]

  3. Infancy(noun)

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

    Etymology: [L. infantia: cf. F. enfance. See Infant.]

How to pronounce infancy?

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How to say infancy in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of infancy in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of infancy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of infancy in a Sentence

  1. Colin Kennedy:

    There is a sensitive period in early infancy when if the brain receives the right input, language will develop in a way that it rarely does if the right input is not received until later in life.

  2. George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Volume 1, 1905:

    Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In the first stage of life the mind is frivolous and easily distracted, it misses progress by failing in consecutiveness and persistence. This is the condition of children and barbarians, in which instinct has learned nothing from experience.

  3. George Santayana:

    Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In the first stage of life the mind is frivolous and easily distracted, it misses progress by failing in consecutiveness and persistence. This is the condition of children and barbarians, in which instinct has learned nothing from experience.

  4. Sir Thomas More, Utopia, Book 1:

    For if you suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves and then punish them.

  5. Falah Russell-IdealRatings:

    We are in the infancy of Shariah-compliant investing in this country.

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Translations for infancy

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  • Anfangsphase, Säuglingsphase, [[frühe]] [[Kindheit]]German
  • alkuajat, varhaislapsuusFinnish
  • īnfantiaLatin
  • ра́ннее де́тство, младе́нчествоRussian

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