Inchoate



[in-koh-it, -eyt or, esp. British, in-koh-eyt] /ɪnˈkoʊ ɪt, -eɪt or, esp. British, ˈɪn koʊˌeɪt/

adjective
1.
not yet completed or fully developed; rudimentary.
2.
just begun; incipient.
3.
not organized; lacking order:
an inchoate mass of ideas on the subject.
adjective (ɪnˈkəʊeɪt; -ˈkəʊɪt)
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
verb (transitive) (ɪnˈkəʊeɪt)
4.
to begin
adj.

1530s, from Latin inchoatus, past participle of inchoare, alteration of incohare “to begin,” originally “to hitch up,” from in- “on” (see in- (2)) + cohum “strap fastened to the oxen’s yoke.” Related: Inchoative.

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