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Definition of inchoate adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

inchoate

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ɪnˈkəʊət//
 
, BrE//ˈɪnkəʊeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkoʊət//
 
(formal)
 
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just beginning to form and therefore not clear or developed inchoate ideas Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Latin inchoatus, past participle of inchoare, variant of incohare ‘begin’.
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