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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinfancyin‧fan‧cy /ˈɪnfənsi/ noun [uncountable]  1 CHILDthe period of a child’s life before they can walk or talkin infancy In the past, many children died in infancy.2 NEWthe time when something is just starting to be developed the infancy of radio broadcasting Genetic engineering is still in its infancy.
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in infancyJohn's twin brother died in infancy.in its infancyIn 1972, when the café was in its infancy, I acquired a new agent.In the late Seventies, drink-drive advertising was in its infancy.Suburban planning was in its infancy.The program is still in its infancy.They had produced the first detailed map of the universe in its infancy.To be sure, the on-line travel industry is still in its infancy, but it appears poised for explosive growth.Truffle research is still in its infancy, however.With globalisation still in its infancy, the likelihood of such crises recurring is high.
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