inceptive

noun
in·​cep·​tive | \ in-ˈsep-tiv How to pronounce inceptive (audio) \

Definition of inceptive

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an inchoative verb

inceptive

adjective

Definition of inceptive (Entry 2 of 2)

2 : of or relating to a beginning

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Adjective

inceptively adverb

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Antonyms: Adjective

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Examples of inceptive in a Sentence

Adjective only just recently gained an inceptive understanding of the overwhelming vastness of the universe

First Known Use of inceptive

Noun

1612, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1656, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of inceptive was in 1612

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“Inceptive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inceptive?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=i&file=incept02. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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