[in-fuh n-tahyl, -til] /ˈɪn fənˌtaɪl, -tɪl/
characteristic of or befitting an ; babyish; childish:
of or relating to or :
Physical Geography. (def 5).
like a child in action or behaviour; childishly immature; puerile
of, relating to, or characteristic of infants or infancy
in an early stage of development
mid-15c., “pertaining to infants,” from Latin infantilis “pertaining to an infant,” from infans (see infant). Sense of “infant-like” is from 1772.
infantile in·fan·tile (ĭn’fən-tīl’, -tĭl)
[in-fuh n-tl-ahyz, -tahy-lahyz, in-fan-tl-ahyz] /ˈɪn fən tlˌaɪz, -taɪˌlaɪz, ɪnˈfæn tlˌaɪz/ verb (used with object), infantilized, infantilizing. 1. to keep in or reduce to an infantile state. 2. to treat or regard as infantile or immature.
[in-fuh n-tahyn, -tin] /ˈɪn fənˌtaɪn, -tɪn/ adjective 1. .
- Infant mortality
hardware It is common lore among hackers (and in the electronics industry at large) that the chances of sudden hardware failure drop off exponentially with a machine’s time since first use (that is, until the relatively distant time at which enough mechanical wear in I/O devices and thermal-cycling stress in components has accumulated for the […]
- Infant mortality rate
infant mortality rate n. The ratio of the number of deaths in the first year of life to the number of live births occurring in the same population during the same period of time.