only partly in existence; imperfectly formed
"incipient civil disorder"; "an incipient tumor"; "a vague inchoate idea"
A beginning, an immature start.
To begin or start something.
To cause or bring about.
To make a start.
Recently started but not fully formed yet; just begun; only elementary or immature.
Chaotic, disordered, confused; also, incoherent, rambling.
Origin: From incohatus, perfect passive participle of incoho.
recently, or just, begun; beginning; partially but not fully in existence or operation; existing in its elements; incomplete
Origin: [L. inchoatus, better incohatus, p. p. of incohare to begin.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in′kō-āt, adj. only begun: unfinished, rudimentary: not established.—v.t. (Browning) to begin.—adv. In′choately.—n. Inchoā′tion, beginning: rudimentary state.—adj. Inchō′ative, incipient. [L. inchoāre, -ātum, to begin.]
The numerical value of inchoate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of inchoate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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It was far off from normality. Too inchoate to the existence.
The ordinary politician has a very low estimate of human nature. In his daily life he comes into contact chiefly with persons who want to get something or to avoid something. Beyond this circle of seekers after privileges, individuals and organized minorities, he is aware of a large unorganized, indifferent mass of citizens who ask nothing in particular and rarely complain. The politician comes after a while to think that the art of politics is to satisfy the seekers after favors and to mollify the inchoate mass with noble sentiments and patriotic phrases.
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