"inceptive" meaning in English

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Adjective

IPA: /ɪnˈsɛptɪv/ [US] Forms: more inceptive [comparative], most inceptive [superlative]
Etymology: Borrowed from French inceptif, from the Latin inceptīvus, from incipiō (“I begin”). Etymology templates: {{bor|en|fr|inceptif}} French inceptif, {{der|en|la|inceptīvus}} Latin inceptīvus Head templates: {{en-adj}} inceptive (comparative more inceptive, superlative most inceptive)
  1. Beginning; of or relating to inception.
    Sense id: en-inceptive-en-adj-uI6Fjf0I
  2. (grammar) Aspectually inflected to show that the action is beginning. Categories (topical): Grammar
    Sense id: en-inceptive-en-adj-O--DKAkA Categories (other): English entries with incorrect language header Disambiguation of English entries with incorrect language header: 11 67 22 Topics: grammar, human-sciences, linguistics, sciences
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Related terms: inception, incept, incipient, inchoative

Noun

IPA: /ɪnˈsɛptɪv/ [US] Forms: inceptives [plural]
Etymology: Borrowed from French inceptif, from the Latin inceptīvus, from incipiō (“I begin”). Etymology templates: {{bor|en|fr|inceptif}} French inceptif, {{der|en|la|inceptīvus}} Latin inceptīvus Head templates: {{en-noun}} inceptive (plural inceptives)
  1. (grammar) An inceptive construction. Categories (topical): Grammar
    Sense id: en-inceptive-en-noun-YDC2JvJt Topics: grammar, human-sciences, linguistics, sciences

Inflected forms

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