inchoative definition

  • adjective:
    • Beginning; preliminary.
    • Grammar Of or becoming a verb or verbal type that designates the start of an action, condition, or occasion, like the Latin verb tumēscēre, "to begin with to enlarge.”
    • At the beginning, still in an unformed condition.
    • Aspectually indicating that an action is shortly to begin.
    • Inflected in or regarding the inchoative aspect.
    • Expressing or with respect to a newbie; inceptive.
    • just starting to develop
  • others:
    • within the condition of beginning or formation; incipient; standard.
    • Expressing or indicating start; inceptive: since, an inchoative verb (otherwise called inceptive).
  • noun:
    • That which begins, or that which conveys the start of, an action or condition; particularly, in sentence structure, an inchoative verb.
    • aspect for the start of the action associated with verb

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