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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Aspect with regard to the beginning of the action of the verb adj. - Beginning to develop.

Usage examples (15)
  • The research she was doing was still in its inchoative stages.
  • inchoative stages
  • Our train on that first official journey to Washington proved to be a kind of inchoative "Congressional Limited."
  • "inchoative" nature.a. inchoative verbs from the roots of "intransitive verbs" indicate the "beginning" or "coming into existence" of the act or condition... for more
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