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inceptive (adj.)

1650s, "denoting the initial point or step," from French inceptif (16c.), from Latin incept-, past participle stem of incipere "to begin" (see inception). Interchangeable with inchoative. As a noun, "an inceptive verb," from 1610s.

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Definitions of inceptive from WordNet

inceptive (adj.)
initial;
Synonyms: inchoative
From wordnet.princeton.edu