incubation englannista suomeksi
Sitting on eggs for the purpose of hatching young; a brooding on, or keeping warm, to develop the life within, by any process.
The development of a disease from its causes, or the period of such development.
1829, A Practical Synopsis of Cutaneous Diseases
A period of little reaction which is followed by more rapid reaction.
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.
1978, Benjamin Walker, ''Encyclopedia of Metaphysical Medicine'', Routledge 1978, p. 144:
- Incubation in the vicinity of burial places, cremation grounds, holy wells and sacred streams was common. The ancient Hebrews visited vaults or slept among tombs to get meaningful dreams.