in its infancy


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in its infancy

In the early, nascent period of development or implementation. (Typically of an area of activity, interest, research, etc.) Despite social media's ubiquity in modern life, research on its effects on human behavior is still in its infancy.
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Data sharing is still in its infancy at the State Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs, which is charged with screening foreign visa applicants for possible terrorist or criminal ties.
In its infancy, the internet was metaphorically dubbed the Information Superhighway, with its attendant on-ramps, potholes, and slow and fast lanes.
Moreover, remember that the internet is still in its infancy.
While the effort is still in its infancy, the goal is to convert the dumb order-taking computer into a thinking problem solver.
The national market for motorcycle sales at auction is in its infancy compared to the well developed marketplace for the sale of premium quality vintage and used cars.
And with the ISP industry in its infancy, huge phone companies like Pac Bell, AT&T and MCI only recently have started to throw around large sums to grab market share.
With the market for 3D real time animation still in its infancy, our objective is to help consolidate the myriad of emerging Web based 3D applications and technologies under the b3d file format, thus creating a standard for 3D animation streaming on the web.
Although hundreds of ASPs have formed in recent months, application hosting is in its infancy.