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1inceptive

noun in·cep·tive \in-ˈsep-tiv\

Definition of INCEPTIVE

:  an inchoative verb

First Known Use of INCEPTIVE

1612

Other Grammar and Linguistics Terms

ablaut, allusion, anacoluthon, diacritic, gerund, idiom, infinitive, metaphor, semiotics, simile

2inceptive

adjective

Definition of INCEPTIVE

1
:  inchoative 2
2
:  of or relating to a beginning
in·cep·tive·ly adverb

Examples of INCEPTIVE

  1. <only just recently gained an inceptive understanding of the overwhelming vastness of the universe>

First Known Use of INCEPTIVE

1656

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