inchoation

inchoation

[in-koh-ey-shuhn]
noun
a beginning; origin.

Origin:
1520–30; < Late Latin inchoātiōn- (stem of inchoātiō). See inchoate, -ion

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inchoate
 
adj
1.  just beginning; incipient
2.  undeveloped; immature; rudimentary
3.  (of a legal document, promissory note, etc) in an uncompleted state; not yet made specific or valid
 
vb
4.  to begin
 
[C16: from Latin incohāre to make a beginning, literally: to hitch up, from in-² + cohum yokestrap]
 
in'choately
 
adv
 
in'choateness
 
n
 
incho'ation
 
n
 
inchoative
 
adj

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