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Our parents deserve our honor and respect for giving us life itself. Beyond this they almost always made countless sacrifices as they cared for and nurtured us through our infancy and childhood, provided us with the necessities of life, and nursed us through physical illnesses and the emotional stresses of growing up.
Ezra Taft Benson

Meaning of "infancy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF INFANCY

infancy  [ˈɪnfənsɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF INFANCY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Infancy is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES INFANCY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

infancy

Infant

An infant is the very young offspring of a human or animal. When applied to humans, the term is usually considered synonymous with baby or bairn, but the latter is commonly applied to the young of any animal. When a human child learns to walk, the term toddler may be used instead. The term infant is typically applied to young children between the ages of 1 month and 12 months; however, definitions may vary between birth and 1 year of age, or even between birth and 2 years of age. A newborn is an infant who is only hours, days, or up to a few weeks old. In medical contexts, newborn or neonate refers to an infant in the first 28 days after birth; the term applies to premature infants, postmature infants, and full term infants. Before birth, the term fetus is used.

Definition of infancy in the English dictionary

The first definition of infancy in the dictionary is the state or period of being an infant; childhood. Other definition of infancy is an early stage of growth or development. Infancy is also infants collectively.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH INFANCY


agency
ˈeɪdʒənsɪ
consistency
kənˈsɪstənsɪ
consultancy
kənˈsʌltənsɪ
currency
ˈkʌrənsɪ
deficiency
dɪˈfɪʃənsɪ
dependency
dɪˈpɛndənsɪ
efficiency
ɪˈfɪʃənsɪ
emergency
ɪˈmɜːdʒənsɪ
frequency
ˈfriːkwənsɪ
occupancy
ˈɒkjʊpənsɪ
potency
ˈpəʊtənsɪ
pregnancy
ˈprɛɡnənsɪ
presidency
ˈprɛzɪdənsɪ
proficiency
prəˈfɪʃənsɪ
regency
ˈriːdʒənsɪ
residency
ˈrɛzɪdənsɪ
sycophancy
ˈsɪkəfənsɪ
tendency
ˈtɛndənsɪ
transparency
trænsˈpærənsɪ
vacancy
ˈveɪkənsɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE INFANCY

infancies
infangthief
infant
infant carrier
infant class
infant education
infant mortality
infant mortality rate
infant prodigy
infant school
infant welfare clinic
infanta
infante
infanteer
infanthood
infanticidal
infanticide
infantile
infantile paralysis
infantilisation

WORDS THAT END LIKE INFANCY

accountancy
buoyancy
Clancy
compliancy
conservancy
constancy
expectancy
fancy
job vacancy
life expectancy
malignancy
management consultancy
nancy
Puy de Sancy
redundancy
relevancy
tenancy
the fancy
unfancy
vibrancy

Synonyms and antonyms of infancy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «INFANCY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «infancy» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of infancy

Translation of «infancy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF INFANCY

Find out the translation of infancy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of infancy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «infancy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

婴儿期
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

infancia
570 millions of speakers

English

infancy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बचपन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الطفولة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

младенчество
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

infância
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শৈশব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

petite enfance
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kanak-kanak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

frühe Kindheit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

幼年期
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

유아기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Infancy
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

giai đoạn trứng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குழந்தை பருவத்திலேயே
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बाल्यावस्था
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bebeklik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

infanzia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dzieciństwie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

немовляцтво
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

copilărie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βρεφική ηλικία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

beginstadium
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

linda
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

barndom
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of infancy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «INFANCY»

The term «infancy» is quite widely used and occupies the 29.712 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «INFANCY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «infancy» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «infancy» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about infancy

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10 QUOTES WITH «INFANCY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word infancy.
1
Michelle Bachelet
I believe that if you want to fight inequality you have to do it starting at infancy.
2
James Mark Baldwin
The prehistorical and primitive period represents the true infancy of the mind.
3
Ezra Taft Benson
Our parents deserve our honor and respect for giving us life itself. Beyond this they almost always made countless sacrifices as they cared for and nurtured us through our infancy and childhood, provided us with the necessities of life, and nursed us through physical illnesses and the emotional stresses of growing up.
4
Henri Bergson
In its entirety, probably, it follows us at every instant; all that we have felt, thought and willed from our earliest infancy is there, leaning over the present which is about to join it, pressing against the portals of consciousness that would fain leave it outside.
5
Vinoba Bhave
We cannot even recollect the actions of our infancy, our childhood is like something written on a slate and rubbed off.
6
Henry Bolingbroke
Nations, like men, have their infancy.
7
Hamish Bowles
My obsession with accumulation, which at times has taken on the whisper of a psychic illness - as anyone who has experienced the ode to the Collyer brothers that is my 'Vogue' office will concur - began in infancy.
8
Adam Clarke
Few men can be said to have inimitable excellencies: let us watch them in their progress from infancy to manhood, and we shall soon be convinced that what they attained was the necessary consequence of the line they pursued, and the means they used.
9
Felix Dennis
America is an empire. I hope you know that now. All empires, by definition, are bumbling, shambolic, bullying, bureaucratic affairs, as certain of the rightness of their cause in infancy, as they are corrupted by power in their dotage.
10
Esther Duflo
For millions of girls around the world, motherhood comes too early. Those who bear children as adolescents suffer higher maternal mortality and morbidity rates, and their children are more likely to die in infancy.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «INFANCY»

Discover the use of infancy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to infancy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Infancy and History: The Destruction of Experience
Beautifully written, erudite and provocative, these essays will be of great interest to students of philosophy, linguistics, anthropology and politics.
Giorgio Agamben, 1993
2
Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives
The root of these stories is the experience of hope found in the birth of Jesus and the affirmations of surrender and service embodied in his parents, Joseph and Mary.
Pope Benedict XVI, 2012
3
Epileptic Syndromes in Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence
Book and DVD. The fourth edition of Epileptic syndromes in Infancy, Childhood and Adolescence is based on the syndromic approach to epilepsy that is the trademark of the Marseille School of European epileptology, including new perspectives.
Joseph Roger, Michelle Bureau, Charlotte Dravet, 2005
4
The Developing Structure of Temperament and Personality from ...
This book is the first to bring together researchers in individual differences in personality and temperament to explore whether there is any unity possible between the temperament researchers of infancy and childhood and the major ...
Charles F. Halverson, Geldolph A. Kohnstamm, Roy Martin, 1994
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Infancy
Since its first publication in 1988, Infancy has established itself as a leading introduction to the field, However, the past five years have seen a rapid expansion in research, and this new edition has been fully updated and expanded to ...
J. Gavin Bremner, 1994
6
Attachment from Infancy to Adulthood: The Major Longitudinal ...
This volume provides unique and valuable firsthand accounts of the most important longitudinal studies of attachment.
Klaus E. Grossmann, Karin Grossmann, Everett Waters, 2006
7
Language Disorders from Infancy Through Adolescence: ...
Language Disorders from Infancy Through Adolescence, 4th Edition is the go-to text for all the information you need to properly assess childhood language disorders and provide appropriate treatment.
Rhea Paul, Courtenay Norbury, 2012
8
Social and Emotional Development in Infancy and Early Childhood
This volume consists of focused articles from the authoritative Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development that specifically address this topic and collates research in this area in a way that isn't readily available in the ...
Janette B. Benson, Marshall M. Haith, 2010
9
Advances in Infancy Research
A collection of articles discussing various issues in infancy research.
Carolyn Rovee-Collier, Lewis P. Lipsitt, Harlene Hayne, 1998
10
Lifespan Development: Infancy Through Adulthood
The combined features that distinguish this text from other titles can be summarized with an acronym: CARE C utting edge research A pplied developmental science R eadability E ssential knowledge Written by respected child, adolescent, and ...
Marc H. Bornstein, Deborah Lowe Vandell, Karen S. Rook, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «INFANCY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term infancy is used in the context of the following news items.
1
DeRay Davis Joins FX's 'Snowfall' Pilot | Deadline
... Eric Amadio and directed by Singleton, Snowfall is set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the ... «Deadline, Jul 15»
2
Beme is a social media app that wants to engineer authenticity | The …
... as well as perhaps limiting negative reaction while Beme is in its infancy. Neistat himself notes that the first version of the app is a "hot mess," ... «The Verge, Jul 15»
3
Your Baby's Microbiome: Why Birth to Age Three Is So Critical For …
This means ensuring your child has the best possible bacterial exposures from birth throughout infancy could be just as important for your ... «Huffington Post UK, Jul 15»
4
Sponsors cautious as BCCI looks to restore faith in IPL - ESPN Cricinfo
"The IPL is still in its infancy compared to other global leagues. The brand is still growing and learning. As long as there is match-winning ... «ESPNcricinfo.com, Jul 15»
5
Motor Mouth: I raced a self-driving Audi RS 7 — and won | Driving
... with its automated automobiles, it is that the self-driving technology currently allowing an RS 7 to race around circuits is truly in its infancy. «Driving, Jul 15»
6
Colin Cowherd's ESPN Controversies | Complex
Back in 2007, when several sports blogs were in their infancy, Colin Cowherd took aim at one in particular: The Big Lead. For no discernible ... «Complex, Jul 15»
7
Obama offers the perfect response to the Confederate flag wavers …
“The plunder of black life was drilled into this country in its infancy and reinforced across its history, so that plunder has become . . . a default ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
8
Dad's Involvement With Autistic Child Helps Mom, Too
They found that when fathers took an active role in parenting during infancy, it benefited both the child's development and the mother's mental ... «HealthDay, Jul 15»
9
Are There Differences Between Threat Intelligence Feeds …
TICAPs deployment is in its infancy so I don't expect ubiquitous enterprise deployment for a few years. In the meantime, many enterprise will ... «Network World, Jul 15»
10
Man who got four-year prison term for child porn back in court for …
The images were primarily of boys between infancy and 16 years of age engaged in sexual acts with men. McCartney downloaded the pictures ... «Waterloo Record, Jul 15»

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