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Adjective: inchoative  in'kow-u-tiv
  1. In an initial stage
    "inchoative stages";
    - inceptive
Noun: inchoative  in'kow-u-tiv
  1. Aspect with regard to the beginning of the action of the verb
    - inchoative aspect, inceptive

Derived forms: inchoatives

See also: immature

Type of: aspect

Encyclopedia: Inchoative