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Infant vs. Newborn — What's the Difference?

Infant vs. Newborn — What's the Difference?

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Infant

An infant (from the Latin word infans, meaning 'unable to speak' or 'speechless') is the more formal or specialised synonym for the common term baby, meaning the very young offspring of human beings. The term may also be used to refer to juveniles of other organisms.
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Newborn

Very recently born
A newborn baby.
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Infant

A child in the earliest period of life, especially before being able to walk.
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Newborn

Born anew
Newborn courage.
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Infant

(Law) A person under the legal age of majority; a minor.
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Newborn

A neonate.
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Infant

A very young nonhuman mammal, especially a primate.
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Newborn

Born.
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Infant

Of or being in infancy.
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Newborn

Born anew, reborn.
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Infant

Intended for infants or young children.
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Newborn

A recently born baby.
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Infant

Newly begun or formed
An infant enterprise.
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Newborn

Recently born.
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Infant

A very young human being, from conception to somewhere between six months and two years of age after birth, needing almost constant care and attention.
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Newborn

A baby recently born, usually less than one month old; a neonate.
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Infant

(legal) A minor.
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Newborn

A baby from birth to four weeks
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Infant

(obsolete) A noble or aristocratic youth.
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Newborn

Recently borne;
A newborn infant
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Infant

(obsolete) To bear or bring forth (a child); to produce, in general.
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Newborn

Having just or recently arisen or come into existence;
New nations
With newborn fears
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Infant

A child in the first period of life, beginning at his birth; a young babe; sometimes, a child several years of age.
And tender cries of infants pierce the ear.
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Infant

A person who is not of full age, or who has not attained the age of legal capacity; a person under the age of twenty-one years; a minor.
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Infant

Same as Infante.
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Infant

Of or pertaining to infancy, or the first period of life; tender; not mature; as, infant strength.
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Infant

Intended for young children; as, an infant school.
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Infant

To bear or bring forth, as a child; hence, to produce, in general.
This worthy motto, "No bishop, no king," is . . . infanted out of the same fears.
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Infant

A very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk;
Isn't she too young to have a baby?
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