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infancy (s) (noun), infancies (pl)
1. The condition or time of childhood before a baby walks or talks.
2. An early stage of development for an idea, project, or enterprise.
3. The earliest period of childhood, especially before the ability to talk or walk has been acquired.
4. Etymology: from late Middle English; from Latin infantia, "inability to speak, childhood"; from infans, infant, meaning "not able to speak"; from in-, "not" + fans, present participle of fari, "to speak".
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