Definitions for inchoateɪnˈkoʊ ɪt, -eɪt; esp. Brit. ˈɪn koʊˌeɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•cho•ateɪnˈkoʊ ɪt, -eɪt; esp. Brit. ˈɪn koʊˌeɪt(adj.)

  1. not yet completed or fully developed.

  2. just begun; incipient.

Origin of inchoate:

1525–35; < L inchoātus, var. of incohātus, ptp. of incohāre to begin, start work on

in•cho′ate•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. incipient, inchoate(adj)

    only partly in existence; imperfectly formed

    "incipient civil disorder"; "an incipient tumor"; "a vague inchoate idea"

Wiktionary

  1. inchoate(Noun)

    A beginning, an immature start.

  2. inchoate(Verb)

    To begin or start something.

  3. inchoate(Verb)

    To cause or bring about.

  4. inchoate(Verb)

    To make a start.

  5. inchoate(Adjective)

    Recently started but not fully formed yet; just begun; only elementary or immature.

  6. inchoate(Adjective)

    Chaotic, disordered, confused; also, incoherent, rambling.

  7. Origin: From incohatus, perfect passive participle of incoho.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inchoate(adj)

    recently, or just, begun; beginning; partially but not fully in existence or operation; existing in its elements; incomplete

  2. Inchoate(verb)

    to begin

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