how to pronounce incubation


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incubation is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of incubation in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… short incubation period and its onset is …”

meanings of incubation


  1. Sitting on eggs for the purpose of hatching young; a brooding on, or keeping warm, to develop the life within, by any process.
  2. One of the four proposed stages of creativity (preparation, incubation, illumination, and verification): the unconscious recombination of thought elements that were stimulated through conscious work at one point in time, resulting in novel ideas at a later point.
  3. The development of a disease from its causes, or the period of such development.
  4. A period of little reaction which is followed by more rapid reaction.
  5. Sleeping in a temple or other holy place in order to have oracular dreams or to receive healing.

incubation frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word incubation occurs in english on average 3.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics incubation can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that incubation can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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