The definition of inchoate is something that has just started or is partially begun, but that hasn't fully developed yet.(adjective)
An example of something that would be described as inchoate is a new fledgling organization that has not yet developed all the way.
See inchoate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: 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
See inchoate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin inchoātus
Origin: , past participle of inchoāre, to begin
Origin: , alteration of incohāre
Origin: : in-, in; see in-2
Origin: + cohum, strap from yoke to harness.
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