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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An inchoative verb (noun); Beginning; Initial. (adjective)

Usage examples (35)
  • At this inceptive stage of the day, I was still sleeping.
  • It cannot however, be heard, when the different kinds of touch are inceptive.
  • = 'If you had no intention of assisting me' -- the inceptive or conative imperfect (Woodcock 200).
  • But Kant shows the limits of the mathematical prejudice and in doing so shows the limits of inceptive truth. for more
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