The word incubation (from the Latin "incubare", "to lie upon") may refer to:

* Avian incubation, sitting on or brooding bird's eggs in order to hatch them
* Incubation period, a medical term for the time between being exposed to infection and showing first symptoms
* Business incubator, for startup businesses
* Incubation (psychology), the process of thinking about a problem subconsciously while being involved in other activities
*Incubation (ritual), the religious practice of sleeping in a sacred area with the intention of experiencing a divinely-inspired dream or cure
* Incubator (microbiology), a process for maintaining a bacterial culture at a particular temperature for a set length of time, in order to measure bacterial growth
* "", a 1997 computer game
* "Incubator", a 2001 episode of the American TV series "Farscape"
* Incubation for newborn infants, such as in a Neonatal intensive care unit
* "Incubation", a song released on the B-side of the Komakino flexi-single in 1980, and on the "Substance" (Joy Division album) in 1988
* Software incubation: software and community verification phase as done in the Apache Software Foundation and OSGeo Foundation

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  • INCUBATION — INCUBATI Action qui consiste, chez certains animaux ovipares, à protéger leurs œufs de manière à favoriser le développement normal de l’embryon. Les modalités de cette protection sont très variables, car, au lieu d’être placés sous le corps des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Incubation — Incubation: Battle Isle Phase Vier Entwickler: Blue Byte Verleger …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Incubation — In cu*ba tion, n. [L. incubatio: cf. F. incubation.] [1913 Webster] 1. A sitting on eggs for the purpose of hatching young; a brooding on, or keeping warm, (eggs) to develop the life within, by any process. Ray. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Incubation — (v. lat.), 1) (gr. Enkoimesis, Tempelschlaf), bei den Ägyptiern, Griechen u. Römern der Gebrauch, Kranke in Tempeln, welche Heilgottheiten gewidmet waren, schlafen zu lassen, damit diese den Kranken, im Traume erschienen u. Andeutungen gäben, wie …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Incubation — Incubation, lat. deutsch, bei den Alten: das Schlafen in einem Tempel, um im Traume Heilmittel oder Orakel zu erfahren; in der Zoologie: die Bebrütung des Vogeleis; in der Medicin: die Zeit zwischen der Ansteckung und dem Ausbruche der Krankheit …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • incubation — (n.) 1610s, brooding, from L. incubationem (nom. incubatio) a laying upon eggs, noun of action from pp. stem of incubare to hatch, lit. to lie on, rest on, from in on (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + cubare to lie (see CUBICLE (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • incubation — [in΄kyə bā′shən, iŋ΄kyə bā′shən] n. [L incubatio] 1. an incubating or being incubated 2. the phase in the development of a disease between the infection and the first appearance of symptoms incubational adj. incubative adj …   English World dictionary

  • Incubation — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. L incubation est un terme à l origine scientifique introduit avant le XVIe siècle qui dérive du latin incubare (incuber*), littéralement « poser …   Wikipédia en Français

  • incubation — (in ku ba sion ; en vers, de cinq syllabes) s. f. 1°   Action de couver. •   Jamais il [le rossignol] ne chante avec plus de force et de continuité que quand il la voit [sa femelle] travaillée des douleurs de la ponte, et ennuyée d une longue et… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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