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ɪnˈsɛp tɪvin·cep·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inchoative, inceptiveadjective


    "inchoative stages"


  1. inceptiveadjective

    beginning; of or relating to inception

  2. inceptiveadjective

    aspectually inflected to show that the action is beginning

    Few languages have an inceptive aspect. In some that do, it is identical to the inchoative aspect. The inceptive aspect is often translated into English as "to start [doing something]".

  3. Etymology: From inceptus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Inceptiveadjective

    Noting beginning.

    Etymology: inceptivus, Latin.

    An inceptive and desitive proposition, as, the fogs vanish as the sun rises; but the fogs have not yet begun to vanish, therefore the sun is not yet risen. John Locke.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inceptiveadjective

    beginning; expressing or indicating beginning; as, an inceptive proposition; an inceptive verb, which expresses the beginning of action; -- called also inchoative

  2. Inceptivenoun

    an inceptive word, phrase, or clause

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inceptive in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inceptive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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