infant: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (in'funt), [key]
— n.
  1. a child during the earliest period of its life, esp. before he or she can walk; baby.
  2. a person who is not of full age, esp. one who has not reached the age of 18 years; a minor.
  3. a beginner, as in experience or learning; novice: The new candidate is a political infant.
  4. anything in the first stage of existence or progress.
  1. of or pertaining to infants or infancy: infant years.
  2. being in infancy: an infant king.
  3. being in the earliest stage: an infant industry.
  4. of or pertaining to the legal state of infancy; minor.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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