incohatus
index inchoate, rudimentary

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  • Inchoate — In cho*ate, a. [L. inchoatus, better incohatus, p. p. of incohare to begin.] Recently, or just, begun; beginning; partially but not fully in existence or operation; existing in its elements; incomplete. {In cho*ate*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Inchoately — Inchoate In cho*ate, a. [L. inchoatus, better incohatus, p. p. of incohare to begin.] Recently, or just, begun; beginning; partially but not fully in existence or operation; existing in its elements; incomplete. {In cho*ate*ly}, adv. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inchoate — inchoately, adv. inchoateness, n. /in koh it, ayt/ or, esp. Brit., /in koh ayt /, adj. 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.… …   Universalium

  • inchoate — in·cho·ate /in kō ət, iŋ kō ˌāt/ adj 1 a: not yet made complete, certain, or specific: not perfected see also inchoate lien at lien b: not yet transformed into actual use or possession until an emplo …   Law dictionary

  • rudimentary — I adjective abecedarian, basal, basic, beginning, crude, elemental, elementary, embryonic, essential, formative, fundamental, germinal, germinative, immature, inceptive, inchoate, incohatus, incomplete, initial, initiative, initiatory, original,… …   Law dictionary

  • inchoate — in•cho•ate [[t]ɪnˈkoʊ ɪt, eɪt[/t]] esp. brit. [[t]ˈɪn koʊˌeɪt[/t]] adj. 1) not yet completed or fully developed 2) just begun; incipient • Etymology: 1525–35; < L inchoātus, var. of incohātus, ptp. of incohāre to begin, start work on… …   From formal English to slang

  • inchoate — /ˈɪnkoʊeɪt / (say inkohayt) adjective 1. just begun; incipient. 2. immature; rudimentary. 3. lacking organisation; unformed. {Latin inchoātus, incohātus, past participle, begun} –inchoately, adverb –inchoateness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • inchoate — [in kō′it, in kō′āt΄] adj. [L inchoatus, incohatus, pp. of inchoare, incohare, to begin, orig. rural term “hitch up, harness” < in , in + cohum, the strap from plow beam to yoke < IE base * kagh , to hold, enclose > HEDGE] 1. just begun; …   English World dictionary

  • inchoation — ˌinkəˈwāshən noun ( s) Etymology: Late Latin inchoation , inchoatio, incohation , incohatio, from Latin inchoatus, incohatus + ion , io ion : an act of beginning : commencement, inception …   Useful english dictionary

  • in´cho|a´tion — in|cho|ate «adjective. ihn KOH iht; verb. IHN koh ayt», adjective, verb, at|ed, at|ing. –adj. just begun; in an early stage; incomplete; undeveloped: »Yet he stood…tensing with an inchoate sense of his conspicuousness (Atlantic). Each one of us… …   Useful english dictionary

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